Tokyo's Cryptocurrency Idols Imagine a Virtual Finance Utopia
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Cryptocurrency targeting the otaku-sphere is making waves. Notably Tokyo Otaku Mode is considering Otaku Coin, while GACKT jumped in to help promote SPINDLE, revealing his legal name, Gakuto Oshiro, in the process. All the hoopla about cryptocurrency caught the attention of enterprising idol managers at Cinderella Academy and soon, Kasōtsūka Shōjo (Virtual Currency Girls) was born.
The masked idol maids were brought together to promote a future where initial coin offering (ICO) offer hope, instead of the risks of "fraud" and "crashes" sometimes associated with virtual currency. Each member is promoting a specific cryptocurrency and the group is led by BitCoin Cash idol Rara Nanase. The other members represent the original BitCoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Neo (NEO), Mona (MONA), Cardano (ADA), NEM (XEM), and Ripple (XRP). The idols range in age from 15 to 22, although two members are keeping their ages a secret.
Rara Nanase elaborates on the group's official page that it isn't their mission to promote speculative investment into cryptocurrency, but to spread information about carefully selected cryptocurrencies through entertainment. Fans can buy performance tickets and merchandise with cryptocurrency. Their first live show in Tokyo is free and slated for January 12.
Source: Music Natalie