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Akon is launching his own cryptocurrency called 'Akoin'

Headlines 20/06/2018

Cryptocurrencies have become a growing fad of the last few years and now Akon is joining the growing list of artists who have jumped on the cryptocurrency bandwagon with his appropriately named 'Akoin', which will be on sale in a few weeks.

"The venture will reportedly to propel Akon’s Lighting Africa initiative, which aims to improve the country’s living conditions through the use of renewable energy." 

Akon announced the cryptocurrency during a panel at Cannes Lions 2018.

When asked about some of the more technical aspects of his new currency he responded: 

I come with the concepts and let the geeks figure it out.

Are you going to be copping some Akoin?