The popular crypto term HODL comes from a misspelling on a post in a Bitcoin Talk forum in 2013. The post was written by a member of the forum, named GameKyuubi. Apparently he was drunk at the time of writing the post which was titled “I AM HODLING”. His post has been read over 789,000 times. Since then the crypto community uses the slang HODL to refer to keep holding onto the cryptocurrency even when the prices drop because they believe it will go up and become profitable.