When Marvel Studios released one of the most anticipated movies of 2018, Black Panther, it received a positive reception worldwide and became an instant hit. The movie depicted a unique perspective that diverged from Hollywood’s conventional depictions of Africa by promoting the concept of Afrofuturism. Peter Bradshaw, a film critic from The Guardian, captured this rare perspective on Africa best when he stated that the Black Panther “story is a subversive and uproarious action-adventure, in which African stereotypes are upended and history is rewritten”.
Fast forward two years later to Jan 2020, on the same month that Black Panther was released, world-renowned music artist, entrepreneur, and humanitarian, Akon, had just finalized a deal to build a city reminiscent of Black Panther’s futuristic setting in Africa. The city called Akon City will become the world’s first city to fully run on cryptocurrency.
What better way is there for a technologically advanced self-sustaining city such as Akon City to protect the liberties and privacy of its citizens, than by a partnership to provide a private and decentralized blockchain-based messaging app? Yes, Akon City has recently partnered with Sense Chat, a private and decentralized messenger app built on top of blockchain technology.
Akoin is a revolutionary cryptocurrency venture poised to bring meaningful social impact across Africa. As avid supporters of self-sovereignty and community empowerment, Sense Chat makes a powerful, natural alignment to help Akoin engage their audience and drive adoption.Autumn Penaloza (Sense Chat Partnerships Manager)
Sense Chat is originally built for the EOS blockchain, but the newer version is built to be blockchain agnostic in order to enable users to connect their accounts to more wallets and tokens from different blockchains, as we recently reported. This partnership will see Akon City’s only cryptocurrency, called Akoin, being incorporated into Sense Chat and possibly allowing users to receive Akoin token rewards for their engagement.
Besides encrypted messaging and token rewards, Sense Chat also enables users to use earned tokens to promote their own posts and the posts of others. As well as protecting users from fake accounts by implementing a system of trust where users vouch for the authenticity of other users by staking them tokens. The more real users that vouch for an account, then the more trustworthy that account becomes.
These are the exact humanitarian features that must’ve resonated with the Akoin team and one’s they clearly identified with as they closely resemble their vision for the future.
Having a product of Sense Chat’s quality, with cutting edge activation features, available within the Akoin ecosystem will benefit our users massively. We’re looking forward to bringing this to life with the Make Sense Labs teamLynn Liss (COO & co-founder of Akoin)
This partnership marks a huge milestone for Sense Chat (Make Sense Labs). Its new and much-improved dApp is yet to be released but somehow it has managed to find its place inside a city of the future. It is our understanding that the new Sense Chat is currently being run through some tests before being released to the public.
You can sign up for early access to Sense Chat – https://www.sense.chat/
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