TFBoys, if you don’t know, is a wildly popular trio of fresh-faced young lads who sing, dance, and pose questions to Stephen Hawking about human space colonization:
Now they’re evidently in the cryptocurrency game. Sort of. Sixth Tone reports:
The online currency, TFBC, is billed as “the world’s first blockchain-based fandom token.” According to its official website, TFBC will be used to buy, sell, and trade concert tickets, merchandise, and meet-and-greet access from participating vendors in a way that’s secure and transparent — and that cuts out opportunistic scalpers. […]
But shortly after TFBC began attracting attention, Time Fengjun Entertainment, the pop group’s agency, issued a statement on Saturday saying that neither it nor TFBoys had given authorization for a product called “TFBC.” Furthermore, the agency wrote, those behind the TFBoys-themed cryptocurrency are likely engaging in unlawful profiteering.
Nevertheless — if you read Chinese, follow blockchain, and have that TFBoys thirst, you can dip a toe in to the world of TFBC here.