It's a strange combination.
Despite not being officially backed by the U.S., Dennis Rodman is on a mission. He’s trying to ease political tensions between America and North Korea using something everyone loves: Weed. If this sounds like an article written by The Onion, don’t worry. It’ll all come together once you begin to understand a bit more about Dennis Rodman, his ties with North Korea, and the enigmatic currency known as Potcoin.
When former pro-basketball star Dennis Rodman landed in North Korea on Tuesday, it was the fifth time he’d gone. He’s trying to do “something pretty positive” in the nation, according to Vice. By that, he means that he is hoping to restore diplomacy to the strained relationship between the U.S. and North Korea that has been becoming more and more high-stakes for years.
It’s a one-man mission because it isn’t officially backed by the U.S. in any capacity, but that doesn’t stop him from doing his best, especially since he has a good amount of funds, all from weed.
No, Dennis didn’t make all of his dough from selling weed on the streets. The process is a bit more complicated than that.
His endeavors are being funded by the earnings he’s made from his cryptocurrency known as Potcoin, which, according to Vice, “processes payments from weed dispensaries.” This allowed for more ease of transactions while legalities surrounding legal weed are still a little difficult to maneuver.
Potcoin released an official statement that pointed out the benefits of Dennis’s political ties, saying, “Rodman is in the very rare position to be able to claim longtime friendships with both the Supreme Leader of North Korea, as well as with the current president of the United States.”
America’s Unofficial Approval?
To reiterate, Dennis is in no way backed up by American government here. That said, he does have some pretty strong ties to the White House.
He was once a contestant on Donald Trump’s show, “Celebrity Apprentice” and supported Trump’s successful campaign for the White House.
Vice reported that U.S. Under Secretary of State Thomas Shannon said, “We wish him well. But we have issued travel warnings to Americans and suggested they not travel to North Korea for their own safety.”