Eminem became the last musician to give Bitcoin a boost to popular culture, mentioning it in a song of his new album, Kamikaze.
In track called Not Alike, guest artist, Royce Da 5 & # 39 ;, rap: "Remember that everyone used to bite the nickel, now everyone makes Bitcoins."
Other cries of Bitcoin
The rap industry has been a key player in raising the mainstream profile of cryptocurrencies. At the start of this year, Young Dirty, the son of rapper Wu Tan Clan Ol & # 39; Dirty Bastard, was involved in the launch of a new cryptocurrency called Dirty Coin. He was trying to raise money for an album and also to allow fans to access shows and buy merchandise.
Also this year, Snoop Dogg performed at an event in New York that celebrated XRP, the cryptocurrency associated with Ripple. While Akon launched Akoin to help disadvantaged people in Africa and built a 2,000-acre Crypto town in Senegal.
"I think that blockchain and crypto could be the savior to Africa in many ways because it brings power back to people and brings security back into the currency system and also allows people to use it in ways they can advance autonomously and not allow the government to do those things that keep them down, "said the musician.
According to Akoin's website: "Akon Crypto City is a first 100% crypto-based city, with Akoin at the center of transactional life.The city merges with Smart City's planning projects with a white canvas to encrypt our daily human and commercial exchanges, to invent a new way of existing radical. "
Akon, who is of Senegalese origin, also has a charity for disadvantaged children Africa calls Konfidence Foundation .