January 16, 2018 14:52 IST

Japan has a new girl group and they're called Virtual Currency Girls

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In their debut, the eight "Virtual Currency Girls", or Kasotsuka Shojo in Japanese, cavorted in maid costumes with frilly skirts and full-face professional wrestling-style masks with fuzzy pom-pom ears, extolling the virtues of decentralized digital currencies such as bitcoin. Credit: Reuters
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Japan and South Korea are home to some of the bigger digital exchanges, with investors piling in as growth in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies soared last year, provoking regulators' concerns. Credit: Reuters
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Members of Japan's idol group "Virtual Currency Girls" wearing cryptocurrency-themed masks perform in their debut stage event in Tokyo. Credit: Reuters
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The Japanese pop group hopped on the bitcoin bandwagon on Friday, dedicating themselves to singing and dancing about the cryptocurrencies that have taken the world by storm, and especially their homeland. Credit: Reuters
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Members of Japan's idol group "Virtual Currency Girls" wearing cryptocurrency-themed masks perform in their debut stage event in Tokyo. Credit: Reuters