Akon to speak at Malta A.I. & Blockchain Summit

Akon to speak at Malta A.I. & Blockchain Summit

Grammy-winning artist bringing his Akoin vision for Africa to November summit

Malta A.I. & Blockchain Summit is proud to announce that Akon, hip-hop superstar and one of Africa’s most renowned philanthropists, has accepted a speaker slot at the crypto and blockchain focused show 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 2000 acres to establish an Afro-futuristic city. Akon explains how “the whole idea with the city is to create a renewable city.”

“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.”  he continues.

Through the artist’s Akoin Foundation, inspired entrepreneurs will develop future-forward businesses and promote innovation, economic stability, and growth across Africa, as well as in the wider world. Thanks to 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.

 “I think banking systems can definitely benefit from blockchain, but the voting system will probably be the number one system for the technology,” Akon says. “The good thing about blockchain is it leaves a footprint. You can’t do anything without it being open for everyone to see it – it opens the road to transparency.” he confirms.

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. We’re excited to work with him in using blockchain to make the world a better place for everyone.” 

To book tickets for Malta A.I. & Blockchain Summit, click ​here​. If you would like further information, please contact: ​[email protected]

Ready to join our tribe?

We respect your email privacy

Subscribe now to recieve exclusive updates and offers!

Recently Similar News

Latest Guides

Latest News

Bitcoin,CoinMarketCap,Ethereum

Cryptocurrency Market Cap Jumps Past $2 Trillion

Cryptocurrencies continue to make headline news around the world as the total market cap surpassed $2 trillion on Monday. Supported by increased interest from institutional investors, celebrities, and retail investors, digital coins are now worth more than Apple Inc. Bitcoin has, once again, played a major role in the sector’s market cap. The world’s first […]

6 April, 2021
Digital Currency,Ethereum,Stablecoin

VISA Set To Support Cryptocurrency Settlements

The global payments corporation, VISA, announced on Monday that it is making preparations to allow USD Coin (USDC) to settle transactions within its network. This move is being viewed by industry analysts as yet another clear sign that cryptocurrencies are being accepted by major institutions within the traditional financial industry. USDC was selected by VISA […]

30 March, 2021
Casino,Ethereum,Gambling

CasinoFair Temporarily Shuts Down Amid Network Congestion

The popular cryptocurrency casino, CasinoFair, has announced in a recent blog post that it will be temporarily stopping its gaming services. Citing unsustainable congestion on the Ethereum network as the main reason for this pause, the casino reassured its players that it is “actively researching solutions and hope to be back with a new range […]

26 March, 2021
Bitcoin,Coinbase,CoinMarketCap

Significant Bitcoin Drops As Coinbase Announces IPO

The cryptocurrency market is back in turmoil following yet another volatile week where Bitcoin almost reached a record-breaking value of $60,000. Bitcoin drops are nothing new, but the recent 25% decrease has caused panic amongst even traders with an experience of major currency fluctuations. The latest drop comes as Coinbase, one of the world’s largest […]

1 March, 2021
Cybercrime,Scam,Trezor

Trezor Warns Users About Fake Mobile App

Trezor is warning users of a malicious mobile application featured on Google Play which appears to be associated with the wallet provider. At least 1,000 users have already downloaded this software, and it is likely that some have unwittingly provided their seed phrase to unlock their funds. Both Trezor and SatoshiLabs have confirmed the existence […]

26 January, 2021
Bitcoin,eToro,Trading

eToro Temporarily Raises Minimum Deposit To $1,000

For the past few weeks, the increase in Bitcoin’s price has led to a massive interest in cryptocurrency trading. eToro has been overwhelmed by new registrations and has decided to temporarily raise the minimum deposit from $200 to $1,000. Although 2021 has barely gotten started, it promises to be an exciting time to invest in […]

11 January, 2021
Bitcoin,Investment,Trading

Global Cryptocurrency Market Value Surpasses $1 Trillion

Thursday has proven to be a monumental day for cryptocurrencies as the world’s combined value tops the $1 Trillion mark. Energised by a substantial rise in the value of Bitcoin in recent months, the volatile crypto market has reached a once-unreachable value. Following the latest Bitcoin Halving in May 2020, the world’s largest digital token […]

10 January, 2021
Sponsored

Victory over virus: SiGMA Virtual Expo hosts 100+ exhibitors

SiGMA Europe and AIBC Virtual Expos launch with record breaking attendance, providing a cure to the industry’s events sector In the light of this year’s changes in our everyday lives, SiGMA was close to having to stop doing what it does best; creating networks for people through the company’s iconic physical events, but luckily, the […]

26 November, 2020