Ethereum Path to $40,000, Baillie Gifford Stock Picks, DeFi: Insider Investing

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James Wang

James Wang is a crypto investor who covered artificial intelligence for Cathie Wood’s Ark Invest. In an interview, he shared how he first invested in crypto and breaks down his bull case for ether. Wang also laid out a valuation framework that explains how the red-hot cryptocurrency could eventually reach $40,000.

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Ex-Ark analyst James Wang breaks down his bull case for Ethereum as its token breaches an all-time high of $3,300 — and explains why it could eventually reach $40,000

Bujnowski, Dave

Baillie Gifford

Dave Bujnowski is an investment manager for the $144.9 million Baillie Gifford US Equity Growth fund, which returned 125% in 2020. Despite growth stocks’ surge in value, Bujnowski thinks investors should look at them now more than ever. He shares 5 stocks set to benefit from the end of the pandemic and a hyperconnected economy.

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Dave Bujnowski beat 99% of his peers to return 125% last year. The Baillie Gifford investor shares 5 stocks set to benefit from the end of the pandemic and a hyperconnected economy.

Coins of the cryptocurrency Ethereum stands on a table

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Digital-asset VC firm KR1 was an early investor in Ethereum, whose token hit a series of record highs this past week. The founders are now making a big bet on crypto protocol Polkadot and shared their investment case. They also broke down their outlook for DeFi, as well as two projects and key trends to watch.

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A crypto VC firm that made an early investment in Ethereum is betting big on Polkadot. The founders explain why dot could overtake ether — and flag 2 promising DeFi projects that should be on your radar.

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