Every Friday, we take a light-hearted tour through the best memes, colloquialisms, and oddities from the cryptoverse. As the bitcoin price continues to fall, we look at meme-culture’s favorite cryptocurrency manipulators: the Bogdanoff Twins. Carty Sewill explains.
It hasn’t gotten any better. In the past week, bitcoin has fallen from grace. We could blame gravity but that’s no fun. In such dire times, we’re in need of a scapegoat. Well, look no further than the twins; the Bogdanoff twins. The guys manipulating the markets and dumping bitcoin right after you “buy the dip.”
Well, according to this meme, anyway.
Igor and Grichka Bogdanoff are French celebrities and acclaimed science-fiction producers known for their television series Temps X. The two were also involved in an intriguing academic controversy known as ‘The Bogdanov Affair,’ and possess a penchant for plastic surgery which contributes to their iconic unearthly looks. In December 2016, users on 4chan began ironically suggesting the twins had an immense influence on French politics. A meme was born.
The OP (original poster) asks for a rundown on the Bogdanoff Twins. Replies include:
> in contact with aliens.
> rumored to possess psychic abilities.
> control France with an iron fist.
> own castles and banks all over the world.
> will bankroll the first cities on Mars.
It’s a meme that would wind its way through political, conspiratorial, and, finally, cryptocurrency subcultures to become synonymous with bitcoin and big red candles. The mythos surrounding these guys includes everything from being “in contact with aliens,” to having a “400 IQ,” or making, “the Rothchilds bow to the Bogdanoffs.” The kind of power capable of saving Europe from political disaster with a phone call.
Or destroying bitcoin’s market capitalization.
That’s what they’ve been doing for months, if the meme is any indication. The twins prepare the bulls, make the call, and tell their minions to “dump eet.” A maxim that’s left many a bitcoin holder destitute, or ‘bogged,’ and short-sellers ecstatic.
People buy the dip and pray for green as the Bogdanoff’s scheme the next dump. The secret’s out. Now we know what’s really going on behind the blockchain, thanks to video-maker Bizonacci and memers like him.
From YouTube videos to forum posts, there has been an all-out public awareness campaign to expose these market manipulators. Awareness is key but it does nothing in the wake of such power. The Bogdanoffs will likely continue their bearish ways and there’s little we can do but inform, educate, and hope.