For all followers of J-Pop and cryptocurrency, your newest surprise calls you from Japan. Amalgamating blockchain’s brainchild with a trending genre of music, a fresh J-pop girl band is making all the buzz. The musical group is making full use of the lull around Blockchain and cryptocurrencies by composing songs about the technology and how it’s affecting the lives of people.
The group calls itself: Kasotsuka Shojo, which in Japanese means ‘Virtual Currency Girls’. Each member, out of the eight in total, represents a different cryptocurrency, which includes Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, etc. The interesting thing to note about these women is that they sport fancy outfits that are somewhat similar to maid dresses, which accompanies a lucha libre-style masks marking the currency they represent.
We were able to obtain comments from the group’s 18-year-old leader, Rara Naruse. “We want to promote the idea through entertainment that virtual currencies are not just a tool for speculation but are a wonderful technology that will shape the future,” said Rara.
As per the laws passed in Japan, in April 2017, Bitcoin has been considered as a legal tender and cryptocurrency trade in the country accounts for around half the world’s trade volume. The surprising thing is that this band was formed as a step to educate people about crypto, by entertainment company Cinderella Academy
The debut single by Kasotsuka Shojo’s is “The Moon and Virtual Currencies and Me”, which happens to be a typically electro-pop song. The song is in itself a warning for listeners that cautions them about how they should be safe and secure in the ecosystem. If that doesn’t flip you out, they accept payment for their concert tickets and merchandise through — you guessed it right — poplar cryptocurrencies(including Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc.)