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We’re pleased to announce that Akoin will be listed directly onto Bittrex Global early next month.

“Akoin, the digital asset platform and cryptocurrency developed by global artist and visionary Akon to improve social opportunities and access for African entrepreneurs is listing on global cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex.”

The Akoin token, AKN, will launch on Bittrex Global on November 5, when the AKN wallet will go live across all accounts on the platform. Following the launch of the wallet, spot trading will begin on November 11th, 2020.

The Akoin Exchange Listing with Bittrex!

Akoin has decided to launch directly on Bittrex Global through an exchange listing. While we…

An update for our Tokens of Appreciation (TOA) campaign donors

To our Token of Appreciation (TOA) campaign donors, we’d like to provide you with an update of where we’ve been and where we’re going.

We rolled out a private pilot program of our Akoin Wallet in the Mwale Medical and Technology City (MMTC) and began testing this wallet with several of our Ambassadors in a first of many activation opportunities being offered exclusively to TOA campaign donors.

This private pilot program allowed us to identify an important need to build a brand new and improved, publicly available wallet in order to best onboard, support and offer empowering DApp-based tools and…

Mwale Medical Technology City (MMTC) in western Kenya has successfully piloted Akoin, the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology founded by Senegalese American superstar Akon.

The pilot period began in November 2020 at MMTC. A full rollout of Akoin will be unveiled in September, which will see Akoin used countrywide across Kenya.

An initial US $5 million worth of transactions per month will be processed at MMTC alone and expected to grow to US $2 billion by end of 2022 at MMTC, when Akoin will exclusively become the only platform for transactions across all businesses in the city.

At MMTC the first…

A guide to MetaMask, Torus and the AkoinNFT marketplace

NFTs are a fun new part of our world but purchasing your first NFT can seem difficult. We’re going to help simplify that for you. In this article, we’ll be summarizing all of the steps you need to take while providing instructions with picture guides, hopefully making that first time process just a little bit easier for newcomers to this exciting and nascent space.

To purchase Open Collection NFTs on the AkoinNFT marketplace, you’ll need to set up a web 3.0 wallet using your computer and then you’ll need to deposit Ether (ETH) into it. The most common web 3.0…

(Los Angeles, CA), May, 25 2021 — Professor George Church, co-founder of Nebula Genomics and Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, will be partnering with GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum selling artist, producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Akon and his NFT platform, AkoinNFT, to auction off Professor George Church’s full genome as the world’s first genomic NFT. The acclaimed singer and face of Akoin Cryptocurrency and its affiliate AkoinNFT, is thrilled to be collaborating on this one-of-a-kind NFT with Nebula Genomics and George Church for the first ever genomic NFT. Professor George Church’s DNA carries a great deal of historical significance to the…

An introduction to non-fungible tokens.

Let’s talk about NFTs.

Why not? There’s plenty of hype and it seems just about everyone has the next mega-million NFT. Is it technology? Is it art? Is it complicated? How do I create one? How do I buy one?

There’s much to learn, but as this is the first in a series of NFT orienting articles, let’s start with what an NFT is.

What is an NFT?

In the technical sense, an NFT, non-fungible token, is a blockchain-based token that represents the rights to the ownership of an asset. Take for example the title to a house. Rather than being paper-based or in…

Akoin (AKN) is launching today (November 11th) at 11:11 AM PST, or 7:11 PM UTC. Our first listing will be with Bittrex Global. The following article will describe how users can sign up for a Bittrex Global account and purchase their first AKN tokens!

1. Sign up for an account with Bittrex Global

2. Complete KYC/AML

3. Add Funds to Bittrex Global Wallet

4. Purchase AKN

1. Signing up to Bittrex Global

Navigate to and select the type of account you’d like to create. Fill in some basic personal information such as your email and password.

Your email will serve as your username. Once you’ve…

In this blog post, we provide a forward-looking view of what’s next for our dedicated TOA participants!

To our Tokens of Appreciation holders, thank you for your amazing support in our journey to launch!

As you know, TOAs were given as commemorative gifts in recognition of your donations made to support the Akoin mission and to help bring Akoin even closer to launch.

So what’s next for TOA holders?

We remain committed to our plan to recognize you, our earliest supporters, with Akoin cryptocurrency tokens after we launch, in further recognition of your passion and early belief in our Akoin mission. We have planned many exciting activations over the coming months that ONLY TOA holders will be able to participate in, where for…

Akoin, the cryptocurrency and DApp/App eco-system developed by artist and visionary Akon, has partnered with Roll, a revolutionary platform that enables creators to develop their own branded digital currency unique to their online presence. Roll calls this social money.

The partnership will work to supercharge US and Asian creators initially, before expanding to the African market next year. It will use Akoin’s strong network of connections to help creators launch their own social money through which they can nurture, grow and develop their communities.


Creators on Roll mint social money to own, control and coordinate the value they create…

What our partnership with UNL means for Africa

If you live in a first-world country, there are some basic benefits you gain from your countries infrastructure that you probably don’t think about very often. Having an address, for example. There are 4 billion people around the world who have no physical address in their neighborhoods or towns.

If you don’t have an address, how do you call 911 when there is an emergency? Where do you tell an ambulance to go when you need medical assistance? …


Akoin is a new cryptocurrency from visionary changemaker Akon and is the foundation of the Akoin Ecosystem.

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