Steven Seagal Is the Face of a New Cryptocurrency That's Taking on Bitcoin

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Steven Seagal upon receiving Russian citizenship

When you think Steven Seagal, you think ass-kicking martial arts movies. More recently, you might think of his strange friendships, such as the one he has with Russian president Vladimir Putin. 

Seagal recently dropped an announcement via Twitter that made it clear he's truly done with slow-mo B-movie karate and killer dance routines. He's representing a new form of Bitcoin, named"Bitcoiin2gen." (The second "i" is intentional.) 

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Steven Seagal tearing up the dance floor

Seagal—or to be precise, Team Seagal—announced this stunning career development on his Twitter account. 

The following tweet is also the first posted on Seagal's account in almost a year.

The press release linked in the tweet has a striking title: "ZEN MASTER STEVEN SEAGAL HAS BECOME THE BRAND AMBASSADOR OF BITCOIIN2GEN." 

It says everything you need to know, explaining that "Buddhist, Zen teacher, and healer" Seagal "lives by the principles that the development of the physical self is essential to protect the spiritual man." He also believes in enlightening others. 

Bitcoiin2Gen agrees with that perspective, so it wants "Bitcoiin2Gen to empower the community by providing a decentralized P2P payment system with its own wallet, mining ecosystem and robust blockchain platform without the need of any third party."

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Steven Seagal with his homey Vladimir Putin 

Cryptocurrency can be confusing. Investopedia defines it as "a digital or virtual currency that uses cryptography for security. A cryptocurrency is difficult to counterfeit because of this security feature." People love it because it's distributed, with no central hub—so it shouldn't be vulnerable to control by any government.

Regarding his involvement with this alleged second generation, Seagal quoted an old Chinese saying he probably made up: "Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate."

With Seagal involved, this digital currency should be hard to kill—unless it's under siege or marked for death. If it is struck down, this martial arts master is above the law. He will be out for justice.

h/t AV Club