Akon Discusses Bitcoin on Radio Program
New York — Speaking on the Breakfast Club radio program, Grammy Award-winning artist Akon defended Bitcoin and answered rudimentary questions from the hosts. He stated “Currency is the biggest business in the world,” and reiterated that faith is what gives any currency value, whether it be the dollar or Bitcoin. He also took the opportunity to remind the audience that there is no gold backing the US dollar, a misconception that remains pervasive.
Akon is no stranger to cryptocurrency, having begun a project in 2018 to bring smart contracts to Senegal and creating a cryptocurrency that will be used in Africa. His token “Akoin” has raised over $200,000 to date.