UPDATE (8 June 6:15 UTC): Dennis Rodman confirmed on Twitter that he would be attending the summit in Singapore, pledging support to both Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.
Retired basketball star Dennis Rodman might be headed to Singapore for the upcoming summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un – and he might have potcoin's help to do it.
Rodman – who has promoted the marijuana-themed cryptocurrency in the past – is reportedly mulling a visit to Singapore, according to his representatives. Having visited North Korea several times (though not without controversy), Rodman's possible trip would present a celebrity twist to what is shaping up to a be a major geopolitical event this month.
According to the Washington Post, Rodman is "in discussions with" the Canada-based startup behind potcoin to get backing for the trip. Potcoin spokesperson Shawn Perez told the newspaper that Rodman is on a "peace mission."
Perez went on to tell the Post:
According to the report, Rodman's agent, Chris Volo, said details of the trip were still being worked out. Perez similarly did not provide any specifics as to the trip.
It is unclear whether Rodman will attend the summit itself or only be in Singapore during the event. The Washington Post reported that the U.S. State Department noted that Rodman is "not a representative of the U.S. government."
PotCoin did not respond to a request for comment by press time.
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