Because no one would actually name their son “GACKT,” right?
Cryptocurrency (such as Bitcoin) has become a sweeping phenomenon in the global business world. In summary, it’s a “peer-to-peer network that prevents double spending” with an electronic cash system. It’s not currency in a physical form, but it has real value that is becoming more and more accepted among businesses worldwide. The ledgers that manage and secure these forms of digital currency are called “blockchains.”
That’s where GACKT and his partner Masamitsu Hirai step in. They’ve started a cryptocurrency investment project called SPINDLE in response to the swiftly growing cryptocurrency industry. In his blog entry, GACKT says he believes that paper bills will no longer be in use 10 years from now. He also believes that cryptocurrency will create a truly global market, since it eliminates differences in currency between countries.
GACKT’s role in SPINDLE is the project’s official “Asia Strategic Advisor.” In order to take full responsibility for his business actions, he explained in his blog entry, he decided to reveal his true name for this project: Gakuto Oshiro (大城 ガクト). All the rumors of his supposed names have finally been put to rest.
While GACKT fans may have noticed the artist’s involvement in business for a while now, they may have been surprised to see his real name revealed. It seems like his musical activities may slow down for a while, but you may just be seeing his name in the news for a different reason from now on (and, no, we’re not talking tabloids this time).