Asian showbiz stars have been actively talking about cryptocurrencies on major broadcast networks. The Japanese pop sphere is not lagging behind as one of its stars was featured in an interview about cryptos.
Former band member of Nogizaka46 has already sold her Crypto Holdings
Nakada Kana, a former founding member of the Oricon girls’ group Nogizaka46, spoke about her ventures as a crypto investor during a broadcast on TBS, a major Japanese television broadcaster.
In an interview on Sunday Japon, Kana revealed that she had already sold some of her crypto holdings without revealing which ones, believing that prices would “go down”. Even so, Kana said she “made a profit” along the way.
The 26-year-old pop star was drawn to Warren Buffett’s books, which helped her reveal a new facet to her life as an investor. The hosts also asked Kana if crypto prices could maintain their upward trend ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. However, she limited her answer by only saying:
This rumor has been around for a while. (…) It is often said that the (crypto) market is at a peak when the media talk about it.
On the other hand, Nogizaka46’s rivals, the SKE48 band, have released a new set of NFT (Non-Fungible Token) digital cards that showcase the members of the J-Pop band.
With the support of Coinbook, a blockchain company, they released the first batch last year, which sold out “immediately”. The NFTs are created using the ERC-721 protocol on the Ethereum network.
Asian Entertainment’s involvement in the crypto industry
This isn’t the first time a J-Pop star related to Nogizaka46 has revealed his connections to the crypto ball. Asuka Saito, a current member of the band, showed off an advertising campaign for the crypto exchange Bitflyer.
In South Korea, a large television series with crypto and blockchain topics is scheduled to start production in early 2021. The series is directed by Gemstone Film in collaboration with companies in China and the USA.
One of the intentions of the producers of such TV series is to educate people about crypto and blockchain issues – a trend that is also spreading in showbiz in the region with J-Pop and K-Pop stars.
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