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Singer Akon Starts a Cryptocurrency, Building crypto driven Senegal City

When during a trip from Dakar to Paris a few years ago, Grammy Award-nominated singer Akon tried to convert some of Senegal ‘s currency to euros, he was met with resistance. He was told by an employee at France’s currency exchange counter, “Unfortunately we don’t take those.” Singer Akon Starts a Cryptocurrency, Building crypto driven Senegal City “I’m just like, ‘What? “Akon recalled in a recent Bloomberg News phone interview. Before leaving for his tour, he had not had time to convert one currency to another, so he was left with a pocket of CFA francs — the currency used…

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