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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] 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] 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."[3] TheStreet.com referred to it as the "favorite mantra" of Bitcoin holders.[4] Though originally used in relation to holding Bitcoin, it is now also used to describe holding other cryptocurrencies and tokens such as Ethereum.

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  1. Shin, Laura. "Bitcoin And Taxes: If Not HODLing, Consider Donating". Forbes. Archived from the original on 2017-12-22. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  2. Kaminska, Izabella (22 December 2017). "The HODL". Financial Times. Retrieved 2018-11-21.
  3. Wong, Joon Ian. "Buy and hodl, just don't get #rekt: The slang that gets you taken seriously as a bitcoin trader". Quartz. Archived from the original on 2017-12-22. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  4. Akhtar, Tanzeel (2017-12-22). "As Bitcoin plunges, cryptocurrency fans chant 'HODL' for comfort". TheStreet. Archived from the original on 2017-12-23. Retrieved 2017-12-22.



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