Japanese music bands AKB48 and Morning Musume — yesterday. The true sign of our time was the new pop group Kasotsuka Shojo, about which debut is the publication of the publication Quartz.
Team Kasotsuka Shojo (the title is translated as «Crypto-currency girls») was recently launched by the Japanese entertainment company Cinderella Academy, which produces several popular bands.
The appointment of a new musical project is to educate the public about crypto-currencies through songs. Each of the eight participants wears a bright mask with fluffy ears and presents a certain crypto currency: bitcoin, ether, Ripple, etc. It is not entirely clear what the relation of the mask and the dresses of the participants have to the blockade or crypto-currencies. But they correspond to the spirit of anime and cosplay.
The leader of the group eighteen-year-old Rara Naruse (she symbolizes bitcoin) appeared on the web with such a comment:
We want to use the entertainment genre to inform people that crypto-currencies are not only a tool of speculation, but also a wonderful technology that will determine the shape of the civilization of the future.
The official website of the group reported that the fee for tickets for the debut concert, which was held on Friday, January 12, in Tokyo, was taken exclusively in the crypto currency. The first song of the band called «I, the moon and crypto money» contains references to warnings that regulators have issued in recent weeks. This is a kind of mini-lecture on security in the crypto-currency area, telling how to counteract scammers.
Bitcoin is recognized in Japan as a legal currency. In the recent past, the share of the Land of the Rising Sun accounted for most of the volume of global bitcoin-trading. The Tokyo BitFlyer Exchange is one of the largest in the world. The analytical note issued recently by the Japanese financial holding Nomura informs that last year’s jump in the price of bitcoin will increase the growth of Japanese GDP by 0.3%.
This week, Warren Buffett addressed the public with another warning in the spirit of «bitcoin will end badly.» It is hoped that such a fate does not threaten the new Japanese pop group.