Mwale Medical and Technology City (MMTC), the $2 billion community-owned sustainable metropolis in Kakamega, Kenya, is the first to launch Akoin (AKN) cryptocurrency. The Senegalese-American singer Akon promises a 2,000-acre futuristic metropolis of Akon City backed by $6 billion that will include a luxury resort, condos, offices, hospitals, stadiums, an airport, and an artificial-intelligence data center. The city will use AKN exclusively to pay for goods and services. Much of a inspiration for Akon City comes from MMTC, which was built using renewable energy including thousands of solar panels on the streets. Julius Mwale, the lead investor in MMTC from U.S., was a Kenyan technology entrepreneur and investor based in the U.S. who assembled a team of technology and healthcare experts and companies from around the world and broke ground in 2014. The city is expected to be completed in 2020 but launched around 2016. Thanks to MMTC, Kenya becomes the first country in the world to use Akoin. A number of residents can elect to receive their salaries in AKN token, which will allow them to pay for food, drinks, gas, clothes, entertainment and medical services. “We’re ready for this. We’ve been working week in and week out with the Akoin team," said Lynn Liss and Jon Karas, co-founders of Akoin, Mwale, "We’re expecting an initial 30,000 transactions next month (November),” and Akoin is aiming to scale to 1.5 million transactions per month by 2021 and be the primary settlement platform for retail stores, worker payroll, airport purchases, and utility payments. Investors outside the U.S. can purchase Akoin (AKN) on Bittrex Global as of November 13.