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What Does HODL Mean? - Crypto Whiteboard 101


In my "Crypto Whiteboard 101" series, I explain the most important cryptocurrency topics in less than two minutes. In today's post, we answer the question "What does it mean to HODL cryptocurrency?"

Although you're free to watch the video for a more detailed analysis, HODL is a cryptocurrency acronym that means Hold on For Dear Life. People who "HODL" a cryptocurrency generally have a very long term outlook and want to hold onto the cryptocurrency regardless of short term market fluctuations. This stands in contrast to someone that frequently trades in and out of positions or someone who sells cryptocurrency at the first sight of bad news. Someone who "HODLs" cryptocurrency is likely to agree with the phrase "the trend is your friend" and point out that although cryptocurrency does have short term volatility, the long term trend has been quite bullish. 

Although the term HODL is revered in many crypto circles as an unwavering commitment to the future of cryptocurrency, simply HODLing crypto may or may not be the ideal strategy for each individual, and its important to note that this article describing HODLing should be viewed as an educational piece of work describing a term rather than financial advice. As always, thanks for reading!

 

References

https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/cryptocurrency/btcusd

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/04/cryptocurrencies-bitcoin-and-ether-prices-drop-sharply.html

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=375643.0

 

 

 

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Hi everyone. I'm just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe. I am passionate about cryptocurrency and hope that I can make at least some small contribution towards promoting wider crypto adoption and understanding.


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