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Wednesday, October 24 • 10:55am - 11:05am
Blockchain, Celebrity & Social Impact: Akoin Powers a New Stable Currency

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Akon is a Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling artist and producer, but some of his most important contributions might be as an entrepreneur and philanthropist. Through his Akon Lighting Africa project, quality solar-powered solutions have been installed throughout 18 African countries. Now this visionary change-maker has launched Akoin, a platform that empowers youth entrepreneurs in emerging markets while creating financial stability. Hear how Akon and his business partners are utilizing the power of celebrity and blockchain to create positive change, economic stability and growth across Africa and the world at large.

Moderator
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Gabe Greenberg

Co-Founder & CEO, GABBCON
Gabe Greenberg is a 20+ year media sales and marketing veteran. He has spent the last 2 years helping several companies in the blockchain space navigate the market, position themselves for growth or test and learn with a variety of projects in supply chain and media. Greenberg is... Read More →

Speakers
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Akon

Grammy-Nominated Artist & Producer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist & Chief Visionary, Akoin
A Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling artist, producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist of American-Senegalese descent, Akon is recognized as one of the most powerful voices across Africa and the Diaspora, named to the Forbes Celebrity 100 & 40 Most Powerful Celebrities in Africa... Read More →
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Jon Karas

President & Co-Founder, Akoin
Jon has been a successful entertainment industry entrepreneur raising capital, producing and packaging films and representing notable talent for over 20 years. He is partnered with Global Superstar and Entrepreneur in the new AKoin cryptocurrency created to stimulate youth entrepreneurship... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 10:55am - 11:05am
Revolution Stage at Venetian Ballroom, Level 2