It’s an acronym for “Original Gangster.” In the crypto realm, it refers to somebody who is an early adopter and a devoted member of the community. An OG is earning respect for remaining active through numerous bull and bear market cycles. An OG is the opposite of a noob.
OG used in a sentence
‘’He is an OG punk holder.” meaning he has owned punks for a very long time, since the early days.’’
‘’Any cryptocurrency trader or investor who has survived the Bitcoin bear market of 2013–2014 can call him/her self an OG.’’
‘’Tim says the market is going up soon, but some people disagree. I am going to listen to Tim because he is an OG in this space.’’
History/information/research of the term OG
OG is a word from the hip hop scene of the 1990s. Gang culture is where it all started. According to Steve Champion and former South Central Los Angeles gang member Anthony Ross in 2006, the term initially has been used in the early 1970s by the LA-based Original Gangster Crips. The term ‘’Original Gangster’’ was derived from the gang’s name and initially stood for “we’re the first.” Crips members would use the OG abbreviation as a shorthand when writing which part of the gang they belonged to.