Akoin (AKN), the long-awaited cryptocurrency from Akon, was launched late last year, but since then the American public has had limited or no access to it. However, Akoin's management has announced that the token will be available in the US on September 17.
Tech enthusiast, Barbados CBDC pioneer, Co-Founder and CEO of Bitt Inc. Gabriel Abed has just become the Ambassador of Barbados to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Will his concrete background in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology make the UAE and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region a hub for crypto and blockchain technology?
Akoin (AKN), Akon's cryptocurrency, has been piloted at the Mwale Medical and Technology City (MMTC) for almost a year. Now, the coin is set to be fully launched by September 2021. Is Akon one step away from his Akon City dream?
Countries that have just started participating in the development of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) are doing pretty well. Ghana is now launching its digital cedi in two months. In contrast, China started launching its digital yuan back in March 2018 and has yet to succeed.
El Salvador has left the whole world wondering whether it should follow suit after adopting bitcoin as legal tender this month, despite critics saying it comes with huge social, economic and political burdens. Africa, particularly Tanzania, could become a carbon copy of El Salvador.
It is becoming a norm in Africa for founders of cryptocurrency exchanges to lure investors to store and multiply their fortune in bitcoin and other forms of digital currencies through their exchanges and then suddenly run away with all the money.
Despite Africa being the poorest continent on earth with most people living below the poverty line, the continent is out to prove the world wrong when it comes to digital financial technology. The transaction volume of cryptocurrencies is growing steadily, and Nigeria is leading Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) innovation in Africa.
Back in 2020, a famous rapper Akon launched his own cryptocurrency dubbed Akoin to boost its dream of improving the lives of the citizens of the African continent. But paradoxical is the fact that the token is listed on a platform that is unavailable to most Africans. Consequently, this could significantly slow down the adoption of the coin in the continent.