2016/10/13 7:57 AM

A Japanese reality show educates the public on bitcoin, ViaBTC sees 50 a percent drop in hashing power, and Japan is looking to ditch sales tax on virtual money. Want to catch up on your latest digital currency and tech news? Read the stories below.

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A new reality show called “BitGirls” is slated to hit the Japanese small screen in November. The all-girl competing cast will “become” digital currencies and complete various physical challenges, prompting viewers to purchase their tokens which earn them points throughout the show. Whoever stirs the most token purchases will be crowned the winner.

bitgirls Japanese TV

The show is meant to stimulate interest in bitcoin and digital currency, and educate the general public about its uses. The program will be hosted by model Risa Yoshiki and comedian Eiji Shibata, and will play on Friday nights on the…

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