A Japanese promoter has launched Kasotsuka Shojo, a cryptocurrency-themed all-woman "cryptopop" group


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/01/12/genderswapped-crypto-monkees.html


#2

I’ve read that throughout history, the genesis of many a war has begun with squabbles over a new form of currency. It always sounded a bit absurd to me, but today I feel I finally understand.


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What, no vocaloid members?

That would have added a bit of William Gibson flavor.

ETA: Wait, what happens to the band members when they fork the currency?

See also: Bruce Sterling, Zeitgeist


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There is NOTHING japan can’t anthropomorphise. There is no person, object, animal, machine or abstract concept that cannot be turn into a teenager kawaii idol.

That should be one of Internet rules just next to Rule 34.


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#6

Check, check, and check. OK, you are officially promoted to Cyberpunk Lit Geek Supreme Commander status. :slight_smile:


#7

LOLOLOL you win interwebs today hahaha!!! oh my god I’m using that.


#8

Like anything cryptocurrency related, Kasotsuka Shojo is of dubious value.


#9

so, J-pop is getting more difficult to understand? It was so transparent previously.


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#11

Eh… Miku, Gumi and Daina are way too busy using their hardware to mine for bitcoin than to use it for singing


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Well… honestly I think Japanese anthropomorphising all the things is just a sub-set of Rule 34.


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So, this pop group is in for a shock when they find out the kind of guys who typically own a lot of virtual currency.


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Something tells me this isn’t going to last.


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I expect they’re very much like the middle-aged men who make up their fan base already. Japan already knows how creepy this is. They do it anyway.


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Marketing.
You just gotta love it.


#17

More Japanese shilling for Bitcorn:

Thats an ad truck advertising for Coincheck, a bitcorn trading app which claims to have the #1 userbase


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