Google reflects crypto crash as rekt pips hodl

AvatarLily KatzAugust 21, 2018
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A popular slang term among Bitcoin believers is losing steam as the slump in global cryptocurrency prices continues.

“Hodl,” the mantra meant to reassure nervous investors that they should ride out price drops, is no longer in vogue in the search bar. The word, which was coined in 2013 when a frenzied Bitcoin trader misspelled “hold” in an online forum, is now less popular in Google searches than “rekt,” according to Google Trends. The latter expression, borrowed from the gaming community, is often used when crypto enthusiasts lose large sums of money.

This story first appeared on Bloomberg.

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