Welcome to Africanews

Please select your experience

Watch Live

The Morning Call

the-morning-call

Akon wants to build 'Crypto City' [Sci tech]

Akon wants to build 'Crypto City' [Sci tech]

The Morning Call

American-Senegalese artist Akon has revealed plans to outdoor a new cryptocurrency named after himself called ‘Akoin’ as the central form of exchange. He unveiled this ambitious project at a creative festival in Cannes, where he spoke at a panel titled Branding Africa: Blockchain, Entrepreneurship and Empowering the Future.

The Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum selling artist also wants to build his own city in Senegal ,West Africa known as the Akon Crypto City.

Also, a Nigerian cloud accounting platform Accounteer was on Thursday adjudged winner of the inaugural $50, 000 MEST Africa Challenge. The pitch competition was held on the final day of the MEST Africa Summit in Cape Town.

Blockchain technology and cryptocurrency could be the savior for Africa in many ways because of its high security factor. The app-based system allows people to utilize it in ways where they can advance themselves and not allow government to do those things that are keeping them down.

And, how did you feel seeing your childhood dream become a reality? If you have had dreams come true then you’ll understand how estactic Nick Hague is right now. ISS bound astronaut Hague will blast off on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station in the fall.

Nick Hague is training for his first mission into space at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory in Houston, Texas, United States.

The Morning Call

The Morning Call is about you. We want to share your opinions on our programme. If you want to contribute to The Morning Call, here are the best ways to get in touch : For more details on how to contribute, click here.

The Morning Call

The Morning Call is about you. We want to share your opinions on our programme. If you want to contribute to The Morning Call, here are the best ways to get in touch : For more details on how to contribute, click here.