Could Akon City Pave The Way To Real-Life Crypto Wakanda?by@peter-jobes
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Could Akon City Pave The Way To Real-Life Crypto Wakanda?

by Peter Jobes5mApril 21st, 2020
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Artist Akon plans to build a futuristic city in Senegal that runs entirely on cryptocurrencies. Akon City is set to be completed by 2029, with the second stage of construction scheduled for 2025. Construction of the 2,000-acre metropolis began in January 2020. The city has gained Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification and has been designed to operate via solar energy - without the need of any electricity grids. The artist said cryptocurrencies could ‘be the saviour for Africa in many ways because it brings the power back to the people’

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