Akon has joined bitcoin entrepreneur Brock Pierce’s 2020 campaign to become the president of the United States. Akon will serve as the chief strategist for the Pierce campaign while building his “futuristic” Akon City in Senegal, Africa, that will be run on the akoin cryptocurrency.
Akon: The Chief Strategist for Brock Pierce’s 2020 Presidential Campaign
The two time Grammy Award-nominated artist and crypto entrepreneur Akon, whose full name is Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam, has joined independent candidate Brock Pierce’s 2020 presidential campaign. Pierce, an early bitcoin adopter who founded Blockchain Capital and co-founded Tether, tweeted on Monday:
We are excited for Akon to join our campaign as chief strategist.
“Not only is Akon one of the most well-known artists globally, he is a successful global businessman and philanthropist,” Pierce, who announced his candidacy in July, said in a statement quoted by Cheddar. “I started my life as an artist so I have the utmost respect for culture and the arts — without it we are…