We shortly mentioned the partnerships of Sense Chat and Effect.ai with Akon’s Akoin project in our coverage of the Blockdown 2020 conference last week, and now are happy to share some further details about these cooperations.
Sense Chat will provide crypto-enabled decentralized messaging services to the Akoin community. But it’s more than just a messenger – as it comes with an integrated wallet, innovative community-building features and unique user authentication functionality.
Lynn Liss, Akoin’s COO and co-founder was quoted: “Building a passionate community, including secure messaging, are critical features for social ventures such as Akoin to succeed.”
The Akoin Project recently secured a 6 Billion Dollar funding for building Akon City in Senegal, and while Phase 1 aims to be completed in 2023, the community of potential citizens can already start growing within Sense Chat.
The Effect.ai team partnered with the Akoin Foundation to open co-branded Akon-Effect Opportunity Hubs across the continent. The first location will open in Kenya mid Q4 of this year, followed by hubs in Senegal and Ghana at the beginning of 2021. The joint venture has the goal to empower up to 2 million young entrepreneurs from the African continent, by boosting education, social opportunity and digital inclusion.
Akon, Chairman and Founder of Akoin was quoted: “The Akoin Foundation exists to empower young entrepreneurs first in Africa, and as we grow, in other lean and rising economies, to start and build businesses and create sustainable communities. These Opportunities Hubs are just the beginning.”
Effect.ai has already partnered with the United Nations for similar initiatives, so this new partnership seems like a win-win for everyone involved.
For everyone curious about Effect.ai we suggest watching CEO Chris Dawe’s pitch at Blockdown 2020. It’s a joy to see his enthusiasm for the great work he and his team are doing.