#396 – Wes Fulford, Viridi Funds – How To Get Exposure To Crypto In Public Markets

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Today’s guest is Wes Fulford, CEO and Portfolio Manager of Viridi Funds and the Viridi Cleaner Energy Crypto-Mining & Semiconductor ETF (ticker RIGZ).

In today’s episode, we’re talking all things crypto mining. Since there isn’t a Bitcoin or crypto ETF in the US, Wes wanted to provide investors the opportunity to get exposure to the crypto markets through the miners themselves. We hear about his background in banking and becoming the CEO of Bitfarms, which he took public in Canada. Then Wes shares why both experiences gave him the idea to launch an ETF focused on crypto miners and related businesses.

We get an overview of the miners’ business model, the importance of clean energy, and how the miners are impacted by the volatility of the underlying crypto prices.

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