Akon, hip-hop superstar and one of Africa’s most renowned philanthropists, will be speaking at the Malta Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) and Blockchain Summit, which will be held in November.
He will be speaking about his Akoin token and how he hopes the blockchain-based cryptocurrency can empower young entrepreneurs in Africa to strengthen the continent’s rising economies and support the development of sustainable communities.
Akon’s vision for Africa is already underway, with first steps taken in Senegal’s capital city Dakar, where Senegalese President Macky Sall has gifted him eight squared kilometres to establish an Afrofuturistic city.
A renewable city through technology
“The whole idea is to create a renewable city,” he explains. “Crypto is the money spent in the city; all digital. All renewable energy; no gas, no nothing. And clearly, we’ll create platforms of all of today’s newest technologies embedded within the city itself.”
Through the artist’s Akoin Foundation, inspired entrepreneurs will develop future-forward businesses and promote innovation, economic stability, and growth across Africa, as well across the world. Through the Akoin ecosystem of crypto-based DApps and Apps, rising entrepreneurs can learn, earn, spend and save; and have more transparency and security within these daily economic building activities, including civil engagement.
“Blockchain opens the road to transparency”
The artist explained that the good thing about blockchain is it leaves a footprint; and that no-one can do anything without it being open for everyone to see it, it opens the road to transparency.
Eman Pulis, founder and CEO of Malta A.I. & Blockchain Summit, commented, “With a vision so clearly in line with the best hopes for the blockchain world, Akon is sure to be a huge draw for the conference audience at November’s Malta AIBC.