Asian showbiz stars have been proactively talking about cryptocurrencies on major broadcasting networks. The Japanese pop sphere is not procrastinating, as one of its stars was starred in an interview talking about cryptos.
Former Nogizaka46 Band Member Already Sold Her Crypto Holdings
Nakada Kana, a former founding member of the Oricon chart-topping girl group Nogizaka46, talked about her ventures as a crypto investor through a show aired by TBS, a major Japanese TV channel.
In an audience on “Sunday Japon,” Kana revealed that she already sold some of her crypto holdings, without disclosing which ones, believing prices “would be going down.” Still, Kana said she “made a profit” on the move.
The 26-years-old pop star was fascinated by Warren Buffett’s books, which encouraged her to unveil a new side in her life as an investor.
On the other side, Nogizaka46’s rivals, the SKE48 band, have released a new set of non-fungible token (NFT) digital cards, which feature the J-Pop band members.
They already released the first batch last year that sold out “instantly,” with the support of Coinbook, a blockchain firm. The NFTs are built on the Ethereum network, using the ERC-721 protocol.
Asian Entertainment’s Involvement in the Crypto Industry
This is not the first time that one J-Pop star linked to Nogizaka46 reveal its ties with the crypto sphere. Asuka Saito, a current member of the band, highlighted an advertising drive for the crypto exchange Bitflyer.
Meanwhile, not too far, South Korea, a major TV series with crypto and blockchain-related topics is set to launch its production stage at the beginning of 2021. The series is directed by Gemstone Film, in collaboration with firms in China and the United States.
One of the purposes expressed by the producers of such TV series is to educate people about crypto and blockchain topics — a trend developing across showbiz in the region with J-Pop and K-Pop stars as well.
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