Dennis Rodman and His Role in Singapore’s Summit
The historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un was invaded by Dennis Rodman and the digital currency that funded his travel, potcoin.
The former basketball star is currently backed by marijuana-themed virtual currency named potcoin that has used his image in North Korea to promote the company through a celebrity angle at the event. The Washington Post reported that Roadman has been in plans with potcoin’s team for his visit to Singapore.
Later, he made his trip official via his Twitter handle stating, “Thanks to my loyal sponsors from @potcoin and my team at @Prince_Mrketing, I will be flying to Singapore for the historical Summit. I’ll give whatever support is needed to my friends, @realDonaldTrump, and Marshal Kim Jong Un.”
In July 2017, Rodman was sent to North Korea by the crypto firm which made a massive spike in the value of the virtual coin. Potcoin’s official website claims that the firm aims to assist the legalized cannabis industry by facilitating transactions. It technically means that marijuana farmers and traders would not need banks to trade with dealers.
Roadman was seen in the campaign to Singapore with a “Make America Great Again” hat which looked nothing more than stupid. Meanwhile, a potcoin spokesperson named Shawn Perez stated that his company’s action is part of a peace mission which looked more like a promotional trick to many other people. Perez has further said that they fully support Rodman’s sentiments and are amazed by the influence he has had over the leaders of the two nuclear-powered nations.
Darren Rovell, an ESPN reporter, tweeted that the crypto firm was able to raise $4.1 million due to its advertisement in the meeting.
The controversial NBA star has been saying that Trump and Kim Jong Un are friends and he has been a big reason for their recent closeness. Although it is not clear, yet reports have revealed that the dictatorship is a paradise for cannabis without any criticism from international media.
For the five-time NBA champion, the trip was a huge success, but experts and analysts believe that nothing comprehensive has come out of the historical meeting. According to them, only an agreement has been signed that guarantees continued talks.
Perhaps, it is illogical to think that a pop star would have any impact on international relations. Media persons have highly criticized his plans as he has no knowledge of political diplomacy. Again, his peace mission has been regarded as part of a marketing campaign of the already frowned upon the digital coin. However, being present in the gathering and on social media simultaneously, Rodman has gained a lot of attention for himself and his sponsors.
Cleary, being a hardcore Trump supporter has finally paid for the less popular more disputed pop star. Finally, it is safe to say that the struggling crypto company has gained a lot from its desperate efforts. But, its future success cannot be guaranteed by a single representation on the world stage.