Wall Street Bets mourns loss of crypto-meme-famous Bogdanoff twins, who died of COVID-19 | Currency News | Financial and Business News

Grishka Bogdanov and Minar Hitit at a fashion show in Paris, January 20, 2020.

  • The famous cryptocurrency Bogdanov twins reportedly died of COVID-19 within days of each other.
  • They hosted “Temps X” in the ’70s and ’80s and recently became a much-loved meme retailer.
  • The videos depicted Grichka Bogdanoff as a powerful market maker pumping and dumping cryptocurrencies.

The famous cryptocurrency Bogdanov twins reportedly died of COVID-19 just days later.

French newspaper Le Monde reported that Igor Bogdanov died on Monday, six days after the death of his brother Grechka. Both were hospitalized with coronavirus on December 15.

The 72-year-old twins hosted the science fiction show “Temps X” in the 1970s and 1980s. The BBC said that in the 1990s the cheekbones, lips and chin had changed, but they denied having plastic surgery. The BBC reported that they once said they were “proud to have faces like those of extraterrestrials”.

Their fame has reached new heights with the help of Internet memes.

For retailers of Wall Street Bets, a spin-off site known for its role in the GameStop trading craze, the Bogdanoff twins have been a beloved meme icon. In YouTube videos that garnered millions of views, Grichka is depicted as a very powerful market maker who instructs someone on the phone to “pump” or “unload” cryptocurrency at the expense of retailers.

In a Wall Street Beats posthumous post, the Redditor referenced the videos: “He sold?

Other Redditors suggested that the twins “stepped onto the blockchain.” Another joked, “Who is going to physically destroy me now?”

The twins went along with the meme’s fame, according to Cointelegraph, which found that the two claimed in an interview that they had predicted cryptocurrency in the 1980s on “Temps X” and said they met the bitcoin maker, known as Satoshi Nakamoto, in the 1990s.