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"Hodl (/ˈhɒdəl/ HOD-əl; often written HODL) is slang in the cryptocurrency community for holding the cryptocurrency rather than selling it.[1] A person who does this is known as a Hodler. It originated in a December 2013 post on the Bitcoin Forum message board by an apparently inebriated user who posted with a typo in the subject, 'I AM HODLING.'[2] It is often backronymed to 'hold on for dear life'.[3] In 2017, Quartz listed it as one of the essential slang terms in Bitcoin culture, and described it as a stance, 'to stay invested in bitcoin and not to capitulate in the face of plunging prices.'[4] TheStreet.com referred to it as the 'favorite mantra' of Bitcoin holders.[5] Bloomberg News referred to it as a 'mantra' for holders during market routs.[6]"



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