Asian showbiz stars have been actively talking about cryptocurrencies on major broadcast networks. The Japanese pop sphere is not lagging behind, as one of the stars was featured in an interview about cryptos.
Former Nogizaka46 band member has already sold her crypto holdings
Nakada Kana, a former founding member of the Oricon girl group Nogizaka46, spoke about her ventures as a crypto investor on a show broadcast by TBS, a major Japanese TV channel.
In the interview on “Sunday Japon”, Kana disclosed that she has already sold some of her cryptocurrencies, without disclosing which ones, believing that prices would “fall”. Still, Kana said she was “making a profit” along the way.
The 26-year-old pop star was drawn to Warren Buffett’s books, which helped her unveil a new facet in her life as an investor. Hosts also asked Kana if crypto prices could maintain their bullish steam for the Tokyo Olympics. But they limited her answer by simply saying:
This rumor has been circulating for a while. (…) It is often said that when the media talks about this, the (crypto) market makes a top.
On the other hand, Nogizaka46’s rivals the SKE48 band have released a new set of non-fungible token (NFT) digital cards, featuring the J-Pop band members.
They already are released the first batch last year that sold out “immediately”, with the support of Coinbook, a blockchain company. The NFTs are built on the Ethereum network using the ERC-721 protocol.
Involvement of Asian Entertainment in the Crypto Industry
This isn’t the first time a J-Pop star related to Nogizaka46 has revealed his ties to the crypto sphere. Asuka Saito, a current member of the band, ran an ad campaign for the crypto exchange Bitflyer.
A major TV series with crypto and blockchain related topics will be launched in South Korea production phase early 2021. The series will be directed by Gemstone Film, in collaboration with firms in China and the United States.
One of the intentions of the producers of such TV shows is to educate people about crypto and blockchain topics – a trend that is also spreading across showbiz in the region with J-Pop and K-Pop stars.
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