Akon Finalizes Agreement for Cryptocurrency-Based City in Africa – January 14

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Current Bitcoin Price$8,525

Bitcoin price has risen 5% over the last 24 hours, breaking through recent highs near the $8,500 mark.

Top-20 altcoins have responded spectacularly, with Ethereum and XRP up 5%, while Bitcoin Cash rose almost 7% today.

Bitcoin SV gained a whopping 18%, while Dash also stands out with a rise of 16%.

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👉 Akon Finalizes Agreement for Cryptocurrency-Based City in Africa

Well-known musician Akon has finalized an agreement for Akon City, a cryptocurrency-based city which will be based in Senegal.

The city has been under construction since March 2019, and will have an economy based on its very own cryptocurrency, Akoin.

Akon City will feature its own airport, and run predominantly on solar power.

👉 FTX Exchange to Add Options Trading

As CME Group amde headlines launching Bitcoin options trading yesterday, FTX has also launched trading of crypto futures contracts.

Trading volume of options contracts on FTX reached 1,700 BTC on the very first day – the second highest volume in crypto options of any platform, according to FTX.

👉 UK Bank Locks-Out and Interrogates Crypto Buyer

Lloyds Bank in the United Kingdom has allegedly locked out a customer twice, for making cryptocurrency purchases.

In order to regain access to his money, the customer had to answer a lengthy list of questions involving specific details about his intentions with the purchases.