What Does it Mean – HODL?!

People say “hodl” bitcoins if they mean “hold” bitcoins – instead of selling them.

When did the word “HODL” first emerge, and is there any deeper meaning in the word except swapping the last two letters?

For anyone unfamiliar with cryptocurrency trading, the term, hodling, means to hold onto your cryptocurrency coins, even if the market is crashing down.

Anyone who has bought and sold Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency knows the feeling of hodling. While your coin is crashing, you must have faith that the particular coin you hold will go up in value at some time in the future. Therefore, you must exercise patience, devotion, and let’s face it, blind faith. You must HODL at all costs.

This was a simple post I AM HODLING on bitcointalk website by GameKyuubi.


I type d that tyitle twice because I knew it was wrong the first time.  Still wrong.  w/e.  GF’s out at a lesbian bar, BTC crashing WHY AM I HOLDING? I’LL TELL YOU WHY.  It’s because I’m a bad trader and I KNOW I’M A BAD TRADER.  Yeah you good traders can spot the highs and the lows pit pat piffy wing wong wang just like that and make a millino bucks sure no problem bro.  Likewise the weak hands are like OH NO IT’S GOING DOWN I’M GONNA SELL he he he and then they’re like OH GOD MY ASSHOLE when the SMART traders who KNOW WHAT THE FUCK THEY’RE DOING buy back in but you know what?  I’m not part of that group.  When the traders buy back in I’m already part of the market capital so GUESS WHO YOU’RE CHEATING day traders NOT ME~!  Those taunt threads saying “OHH YOU SHOULD HAVE SOLD” YEAH NO SHIT.  NO SHIT I SHOULD HAVE SOLD.  I SHOULD HAVE SOLD MOMENTS BEFORE EVERY SELL AND BOUGHT MOMENTS BEFORE EVERY BUY BUT YOU KNOW WHAT NOT EVERYBODY IS AS COOL AS YOU.  You only sell in a bear market if you are a good day trader or an illusioned noob.  The people inbetween hold.  In a zero-sum game such as this, traders can only take your money if you sell.

so i’ve had some whiskey
actually on the bottle it’s spelled whisky
sue me
(but only if it’s payable in BTC)

After that people started to comment and express their own thoughts about that.

PS this is fun. But I am hodling too, even managing without the whiskey. Don’t worry it will come back


Spartans Hodl.
I could see a meme coming from this post with bit of creativity

This is a story of popular meme on internet about bitcoin trading “Hodl“.