"Hodl" is a term derived from a misspelled word – "Hold." Coined in a 2013 Bitcointalk forum post during a market downturn, Hodl has evolved into a cultural phenomenon. As a verb, Hodl advises investors to resist selling their digital assets in the face of market volatility. It embodies a resilient mindset, emphasizing a commitment to holding onto investments with the belief in their potential future value.

Origin of the word hodl (bitcointalk forum)
First time (2013) the term "hodl" was introduced on the Bitcointalk forum.