With the world going nuts over cryptocurrencies, it was only a matter of time before the world of entertainment got its hands on the crypt universe. It should surprise nobody that it was Japanese pop band, Kasotsuka Shojo that was first to do it. The band consist of eight members and each represents a different cryptocurrency. They come equipped with mask and are donning some stunning French maid outfits.
Their name roughly translate to The Virtual Currency Girls in English. The band was brought together the Svengali company, Cinderella Academy. The names of the band members are NEO, XRP, ADA, ETH, BTC, MONA, XEM and BCH.
The lead singer of the band, Rara Naruse is named after the leading cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. In a statement to AFP, Rara stated the bands goal. “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,”
The band performed their first live show last Friday. The first song they performed was titled “The Moon, Virtual Currencies and Me.” The song was greeted to an array of screams. If you find yourself interested in seeing The Virtual Currency Girls perform, keep in mind that you’ll have to pay for your ticket in cryptocurrency, as well as any merchandise sold at the shows. Furthermore, the girls themselves are paid solely in cryptocurrency.
Their single performance seems to have had a direct impact on the crowd, as after the show several members of the audience conveyed a newly found interest in virtual currencies. Makoto Sato, a 42-year-old office worker stated that it was a good introduction into the world of cryptocurrencies and further stated, “I may well give it a try as it can be a catalyst to make life more convenient and fun.”
Another fan, 42-year-old Hiroshi Kasahars who runs an agency stated, “I have been trading stocks and forex but not bitcoin or other virtual currencies as I was a bit scared of them, but now I feel like opening an account.”