“(CNN) — Rapper Akon is building a new futuristic ‘Crypto city,’ in Senegal, which will trade exclusively in his own digital cash currency called AKoin.
The US-born singer, who is of Senegalese descent, says his futuristic city will be built on a 2,000-acre land gifted to him by the President of Senegal, Macky Sall.
According to its official website, the city will be a five-minute drive from the West African state’s new international airport.
While the city project is still in development, AKoin is expected to launch early July.
The singer– real name Aliaume Thiam– unveiled plans for the city and his currency during a panel at the Cannes Lions festival of creativity, which ended on Friday.”
Akon’s been doing a lot of stuff non-music related lately. It started with “Akon Lighting Africa”, where he set up solar panels all around the continent to help Africans obtain solar power. Helping people out is really cool. Building your own city and your own cryptocurrency is REALLY cool.
I’m not smart enough to understand cryptocurrency or else I’d have my own form by now. AKoin sounds absolutely amazing, and I need to try to get my hands on some. And I’m not completely opposed to moving to Crypto City, either. The name could use some work, but the AKoin and the city being ran by Akon is able to make up for it. I’ll just have to checkout some of the property soon and see if I can find anything that catches my eye, because I am 100% ready to get away from here and start a new life in Crypto City.
IF YOU OR ANYONE ELSE IS INTERESTED IN MOVING TO CRYPTO CITY, LET ME KNOW. I’M LOOKING FOR A ROOMMATE. WHEN YOU LIVE WITH ME, HERE’S WHAT YOU’RE GETTING AS A ROOMMATE.
- Incredibly moody
- Sometimes gets random bursts of energy and will annoy the shit out of you
- Might come in at like 4, 5, or 6 in the morning sometimes (don’t ask)
- Will never leave the room/house after a big gambling loss. Instead, I will bother for you to consult me.
- Sometimes will go 3-4 weeks without washing my clothes.
- At times, I will have spitters and empty chip bags all around the room. I do eventually clean it up, but don’t rush me.
So like I said, just hit me up on Twitter @LoudmouthAce if you’d like to live together in Crypto City. I’m looking forward to hearing from you all.