Definitely some risk. But I started with $20 worth of bitcoin that a friend gave me like 5 years ago. I had pretty much forgotten about it, then when bitcoin broke it big, I checked the account and it had grown to well over 250 bucks. Thats when I started playing with it more. Ive thrown in a few hundred bucks over the last 6 months, and it has all grown quite nicely. There are people who refinanced their house and bought crypto and made a shit load of money, and then some of them lost everything. Instead of blowing a few hundred in vegas, I put in in crypto. Pretty sure I came out better lol.