BUIDL is an intentional misspelling of the world "BUILD" similar to and entered the crypto vocabulary in 2018. The term refers to the concept of actively contributing to and building the and ecosystem.[1][2][3]


The BUIDL movement advocates for active participation in the space, emphasizing the importance of contributing to adoption and ecosystem enhancement, rather than solely focusing on accumulating or trading cryptocurrencies. [3]

When discussing development in a field like the cryptocurrency space, one might assume that expertise in programming is a prerequisite for making contributions. However, this assumption does not hold true for BUIDLing.[3]

The activities involved in BUIDLing the cryptocurrency ecosystem includes using cryptocurrencies for their intended use, beta project testing, playing blockchain games, using , writing articles, creating new cryptocurrencies, building (DApps), creating crypto wallets, exploring ideas, and designing . [1][4][6]

Major crypto projects like and are thriving, but the #BUIDL movement emphasizes that certain projects will require continued user participation to progress. It also suggests that there is always room for more competitors, hence, BUIDLing must continue. [7]

While the exact origin of the term remains unclear, prominent figures within the blockchain and crypto industry frequently use it to endorse the comprehensive advancement of the ecosystem. In 2018, , the founder of , used "BUIDL" in a tweet to reference progress. , the founder of , similarly employs the term to inspire the crypto community to actively contribute to the ecosystem rather than solely focusing on HODLing.

BUIDL Network

The BUIDL Network represents a community of developers. Within this network are advocates, startups, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts of and . Every segment within the community organizes meetups that foster the growth of knowledge and skills among its members. The collective aim is to play a pivotal role in facilitating a decentralized future.[5]

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