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How to Invest Like Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin

If you’ve ever wanted to model your crypto portfolio after that of Ethereum wunderkind Vitalik Buterin, your chance has finally arrived.

Buterin responded to an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit by disclosing his current crypto holdings and other financial interests.

Based on Buterin’s statement, we can estimate that he owns less than $5 million in cryptocurrencies besides Ethereum and ETH-based tokens. We arrivate at this round figure by looking at his publicly available wallet and his statements. In Ethereum tokens, he also owns less than 10%, the majorilety of which are denominated in Kyber Network (KNC), Maker (MKR), OmiseGO (OMG), and Augur (REP).

Bitcoin Plays Minor Role in Vitalik Buterin’s Portfolio

Unsurprisingly, Ethereum is the largest holding in Vitalik Buterin’s portfolio, but it’s not the only cryptocurrency he owns. | Source: Shutterstock

The disclosure comes as the result of a complaint filed by an Ethereum community member which reads, in part:

“Regardless of whether the initial concerns had merit, the response to them is irresponsible — especially considering a huge fork is less than two weeks away. The decision of the Parity release manager to wipe his Twitter account and go dark 11 days before the Constantinople fork is a bad one. It’s a bad look for Parity, and it’s a bad look for Ethereum.”

The complaint was lodged as a result of Afri Schoedon’s trolling and subsequent rage-quitting.

While Buterin has several addresses besides his primary one, we can estimate his wealth at less than $60 million in liquid assets, without accounting for his business interests. The majority of these assets are in Ethereum, of which he holds around 350,000.

Here’s what else he holds:

•Non-ethereum-ecosystem tokens: BCH, BTC, DOGE, ZEC; total value < 10% the value of my ETH •Non-ETH ethereum ecosystem tokens: KNC, MKR, OMG, REP, total value <10% the value of my ETH •Significant corporate sharehol...
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