Buterin does not want investors to have false illusions about sky-high profits without understanding the risks. Meanwhile, since February 5, the price of ETH has grown by almost 40%.
Yesterday Buterin posted the following message on Twitter:
Reminder: cryptocurrencies are still a new and hyper-volatile asset class, and could drop to near-zero at any time. Don't put in more money than you can afford to lose. If you're trying to figure out where to store your life savings, traditional assets are still your safest bet.
— Vitalik Buterin (@VitalikButerin) February 17, 2018
In general, his comments reflect the mood of regulators around the world who do not want to see how investors invest in the emerging class of assets. At the same time, managers managing traditional assets recommend that everyone diversify their investments and not keep all their funds in one asset.
In August Vitalik Buterin entered the hundred most influential people of the century by the version of Forbes. He also became one of the 50 most influential people in 2017 according to Bloomberg.