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HODL Definition & Meaning

Summary: This is a simple article that explains the origin and definition of the crypto term, HODL. The meaning of the word HODL has changed since its creation in 2013.

Austin Barwick
August 13, 2022

HODL in 2022 means to "Hold On for Dear Life", it essentially means to hold and refuse to sell a cryptocurrency/digital asset no matter the volatility of the price. If you are 'Hodling', you will not sell your assets even if the price nukes 50% in its value.

Although the definition of this word has changed over 10 years and initially was not an acronym.

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When was the phrase HODL created?

The (now) acronym HODL was initially not an acronym and was a simple spelling mistake by a user on the Bitcointalk forum. An early online Bitcoin investor had posted to "HODL BITCOIN" as the token was extremely volatile in 2013 and the price had surged over $950 which was a 30% increase from its price in the previous year.

As the years passed, the term had gained popularity among crypto enthusiasts, and eventually gained the meaning 'Hold on for dear life". Although this isn't the initial definition of the term, this version does a good job of capturing the essence of the words meaning.

How to use the term 'HODL' in a sentence

Below you can see a list of instances where the word 'HODL' was used and how you can use it.

  1. Elon Musk via Twitter - "What does the future hodl?"
  2. In Discord - "The floor place of these Miladys are dropping but we're still hodling"
  3. On Crypto Twitter - "ETH is up 10% but i'm hodling these coins until it hits 10K"

HODL Cryptocurrency Token

A cryptocurrency token was born as a direct result of the popular meme 'HODL'. It is the oldest and highest paying BNB reward token on the Binance Smart Chain. HODL is the first community-driven DeFi project to reward its holders in BNB (Binance Coin) and reflections just for holding and has set a record for the biggest payouts ever.

HODL Crypto Home Page

HODL Crypto Live Price & Chart in AUD

Below you can find the live price and chart of the cryptocurrency, HODL Token in Australian Dollars.

Visit HODL Crypto

Author Bio

Austin is a NFT and Metaverse maniac - with over 20% of his portfolio invested into the space. He is our resident multi-chain NFT expert.

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