The cryptocurrency boom has taken the world by storm and this is incredibly evident in the creation of the crypto-inspired J-pop band Kasotsuka Shojo. The name translates to Virtual Currency Girls and true to their name, each girl in the group represents a different cryptocurrency. The currencies represented include Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Cardano and many more. However, the most peculiar thing about the group seems to be their maid dresses and lucha libre style masks which denote the currency they represent.
In April of 2017, Japan recognized Bitcoin as legal tender, and the country is responsible for around half of the global cryptocurrency trade volume. Kasotsuka Shojo is a clear representation of this Japanese obsession with cryptocurrency as the group's main goal is to educate the public on these digital currencies. The group's debut single is titled "The Moon and Virtual Currencies and Me," and features lyrics that warn listeners of potential fraud while encouraging them to maintain online security. The group not only represents cryptocurrency, but also accepts payments for concert tickets, merchandise and other products through Bitcoin and Ethereum.