7 Top Benzinga Interviews You Must Watch From 2021: Tesla, Tilray, Dogecoin And More


2020 was a pandemic-stricken year that left many of us wondering what 2021 would bring. Would people continue to work remotely? Would Bitcoin BTC/USD reach $100,000? Would the SPAC trade remain hot? Are NFTs just JPEGs?

Benzinga repeatedly brought you exclusive interviews with company executives and members of the investing community in order to help you better answer these questions and provide you with an edge on the rest of the investing world. 

If you missed any of the valuable insights on Benzinga's YouTube channel in 2021, you may find value in going back and exploring Benzinga exclusives. If you have been with us all along, here are seven Benzinga interviews that you need to check out again.

Ross Gerber Talks Market Opportunity, Why 'Tesla Is The Future' On Benzinga's 'Power Hour'

  • Release Date: May 12
  • Tickers Mentioned: TSLA, FUV, RBLX
  • Featured: Ross Gerber

Anyone who thinks the stock market is going to go down for a long period of time is "missing the boat," Gerber says. He tells Benzinga that "Tesla is the future" and whenever Tesla falls below $600, he adds to his stock position.

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Jenny Ta On How Dogecoin Could Reach $1-Trillion Market Cap

  • Release Date: May 21
  • Tickers Mentioned: DOGE, BTC
  • Featured: Jenny Ta

Ta tells Benzinga that $1 per Dogecoin is imminent, adding that she believes Dogecoin DOGE/USD will eventually reach a market cap of $1 trillion, valuing the cryptocurrency around $7 or $8 per coin. She refers to Bitcoin as "the cryptocurrency godfather."

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EXCLUSIVE: Tilray CEO Talks Symbios, Aphria, Market Opportunities On 'Power Hour'

  • Release Date: June 9
  • Tickers Mentioned: TLRY
  • Featured: Irwin Simon

Irwin tells Benzinga that Tilray has an incredible footprint in the Canadian market and is excited about the potential reach it can have in the U.S. upon legalization. He talks about his consumer packaged goods background and how it plays a role in the vision for Tilray.

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EXCLUSIVE: B-Real Talks About Cypress Hill's SNL Ban, Conan Lighting Up And Dr. Greenthumb's On 'Cannabis Hour'

  • Release Date: July 13
  • Tickers Mentioned: N/A
  • Featured: B-Real (Cypress Hill)

It's great to see the long-time dream of owning and operating a cannabis company manifest through Dr. Greenthumb's, B-Real says. Dr. Greenthumb's is a cannabis brand and dispensary chain named after the Cypress Hill song "Dr. Greenthumb." He recalls how the rap group was banned from "Saturday Night Live" in 1993.

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EXCLUSIVE: IonQ CEO Talks Partnerships With Google, Amazon, Microsoft

  • Release Date: July 22
  • Tickers Mentioned: IONQ, GOOGL, AMZN, MSFT
  • Featured: Peter Chapman

The fact that the company's competition has partnered with or invested in IonQ is an indication of where it stands in the quantum ecosystem, Chapman tells Benzinga: "we are that far ahead."

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EXCLUSIVE: What The CryptoDads NFT Project Co-Founders Are Planning Next

  • Release Date: Sept. 17
  • Tickers Mentioned: TWTR, NFLX, GME
  • Featured: Anthony Jay, JCrypto

"It was never meant to be something super serious like it turned into," but it goes to show that huge things can come from fun projects, Jay tells Benzinga. The founders talk NFT designs, as well as upcoming projects and plans. 

See Also: EXCLUSIVE: CryptoDads Founders Talk CryptoMoms, Release Roadmap 2.0 On 'Power Hour'

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EXCLUSIVE: PLBY Group CEO Talks The Company's Transition To Web 3.0

  • Release Date: Dec. 10
  • Tickers Mentioned: PLBY
  • Featured: Ben Kohn

"We are transforming this company into a web 3.0 company moving forward," Kohn tells Benzinga. Web 3.0 creates opportunities for the PLBY Group to flourish without the censorship issues it has faced in the past, he explains.

See the full interview here:

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