– is a misspelling of the word “hold” which was later turned into an abbreviation for “hold on for dear life.” Refers to the act of maintaining one’s position and exposure in a cryptocurrency despite sometimes volatile market swings. The term was forever immortalized in 2013 as the title of a drunken tirade post by bitcointalk user GameKyuubi.
You - Bitcoin’s lost half its market cap in the last two months, what should I do?
Me - One word, HODL.
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