On Thursday (Nov. 25), the Senegalese singer used his Instagram account to announce that he’s launched a card for his cryptocurrency Akoin, and you can use it in places where MasterCard is accepted.
“It’s Done,” he writes in the caption. “The official Akoin Card!!! Which allows you to now spend your AKOIN (AKN) were ever master card is excepted. I’m sure you can’t freely spend your crypto in any of your favorite stores right? Well you can with AKOIN (AKN) so grab yours now on BitMart.com before we expand to the major exchanges.”
This particular venture is just the latest in a series of cryptocurrency moves Akon’s made the last few years. Earlier this year, he secured a lot for his own cryptocurrency city, which is set to be completed by 2036.
“I know if I put it there, they’re going to find a way to afford it because it’s going to motivate them,” he said of the city at the time. “Ultimately when you create an opportunity, people grow with that opportunity, people learn with that opportunity, people are motivated with that opportunity.”
“We want all the latest in future technologies,” he said at another point, emphasizing his plans to look ahead rather than in the past. “I don’t want nothing from the old days. I want it all to be based on tomorrow’s technology, and how it’s gonna be built for our future because all the latest technology now is all instruments and minerals, and resources taken from Africa. I’m already in Africa, so we can build everything within the African continent without having to outsource anything from the outside.”