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1. An initialism of "do your own research," meaning you should search for credible information before you believe something you read or see online. A: "I heard that swallowing charcoal is a good way to detox your body!" B: "You can find all sorts of nonsense on the Internet, dude. DYOR."
2. An initialism of "do your own research," used in cryptocurrency and blockchain communities to encourage new or uninformed people to remain skeptical about and do their own research into a cryptocurrency before investing in it. A: "Do you think this is a good cryptocurrency to start investing in? A lot of people are promoting it." B: "DYOR. There are usually a lot of shills trying to bump the price up by showing off how many coins they have online."
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