Akon Thiam, or as we popularly know him – Akon. This hip-hop star who first rose into music stardom with his hit single ‘Locked Up’ wants to bring the fictional Wakanda into today’s Africa. But he is not using any Vibranium or some fancy fictional technology to do so, he is using blockchain technology. His is a mission to better the continent of Africa, and not just his home country Senegal.
“When this crypto thing came to light, it became something that I felt would be the solution for Africa,” said Akon.
Akon enthusiasm with blockchain technology can be seen by the decision he took to create his own digital currency called the Akoin. He strongly believes the biggest challenge the continent of Africa faces can be solved by blockchain. In his view, the transparency that comes with cryptocurrency would wash away the rot in many governments across the continent. That is the rot of rampant corruption.
“I think the cause of Africa’s underdevelopment is corruption,” says Akon.
Akon’s view is consisted with the U.S.’s Council of Foreign Relations, which gave out a report of the world’s most corrupt …read more