Bogdanoff crypto-meme twins pass away at age 72

Raise
a
glass
today
to
the
twin
characters
behind
the
famous
“Pomp
Eet”
cryptocurrency
meme.
The
French
television
presenters
died
within
one
week
of
each
other
at
the
age
of
72. 

According
to

Le
Monde
,
the
two
brothers
were
hospitalized
on
Dec.
15
and
transferred
to
the
intensive
care
unit
of
a
Paris
hospital
after
contracting
SARS-CoV-2,
which
causes
the
COVID-19
disease.
Grichka
died
on
Dec.
28,
and
Igor
died
six
days
later,
on
Monday.

The
twins
became
famous
in
France
in
the
1980s,
hosting
a
popular
TV
show
called

Temps
X

and
selling
a
best-selling
book
called

Clefs
pour
la
science-fictio
n,
or
Keys
to
science-fiction.

Despite
their
TV
charm,
outlandish

views

on
theoretical
physics,
and
noble
Russian
bloodline,
the
twins
rose
to
cryptocurrency
market
fame
due
to
a
viral

meme
.
The
twins’
striking
high
cheekbones,
puffed
lips
and
elongated
chins,
which
the
brothers

denied
 were
a
result
of
plastic
surgery,
made
them
internet
meme
stars
as
far
back
as
2015.

Extravagant,
conspiratorial
stories
surrounding
the
twins
first
appeared
on
Reddit
and
4Chan
before
cryptocurrency
meme
creators
took
over.
The
most
iconic
crypto
meme
shows
Grichka
as
an
omniscient,
omnipotent
figure,
capable
of
crashing

“bogging”

or
pumping
cryptocurrency
markets
with
a
single
phone
call.

The
original
YouTube

video

from
February
2018
has
over
4
million
views,
while
the
meme
features
in

tweets

and
trading

forums
.



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Fortunately,
the
twins
were
happy
to
run
with
the
joke
and
the
newfound
fame
the
meme
brought
them.
In
an
interview
with
CNEWS
in
July
last
year,
they claimed that
they
had
predicted
a
Bitcoin
(BTC)-like
currency
in
1982
as
part
of
their

Temps
X
 TV
show.
They
even
suggested
that
they
may
have
met
with
the
mysterious
Bitcoin creator,
Satoshi
Nakamoto,
in
the
1990s.

Igor

told

the
TV
show

Non-Stop
People

that
the
famous
photo
of
his
brother
on
the
phone
has
been
viewed
over
1
billion
times
and
that
Satoshi
“probably
had
something
to
do
with
it
going
viral.”
There
is
no
proof
of
this
interaction.

While
the
twins
were
no
strangers
to
the
eccentric
or
the
outlandish,
the
memes
will
undoubtedly
live
on.

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