Things like bitcoin, cryptocurrency (in which bitcoin is one of them), and blockchain are technological terms that seem to be a pretty hot topic these days, leading to some surprising announcements in which companies like Kodak are even getting in on. However it seems that the trend has expanded beyond technology and into the music scene.
Over in Japan, a new J-pop (Japanese pop) band has been formed called Kasotsuka Shojo. According to the report from Quartz, the translation of the band’s name basically stands for “Virtual Currency Girls”, and that’s pretty much the theme of the band in which they sing songs based around cryptocurrency.
There are eight members in the group, with each girl representing a different cryptocurrency, such as bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Cardano, and so on. According to a statement issued by the band’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.”
The group’s debut single is titled “The Moon and Virtual Currencies and Me” and it basically cautions listeners to be wary about fraud and to maintain their online security. Exactly how they manage to take such a mundane topic and turn it into a song is really quite amazing, which you can check out for yourself in the video above.