Alex Thorn

Alex Thorn

Formal First Name

Alex Thorn is Head of Firmwide Research at Galaxy Digital, one of the most well-funded and trusted companies in the digital asset, blockchain technology, and cryptocurrency industry. In his role, Alex leads a team of researchers dedicated to understanding and unpacking developments in the crypto ecosystem, producing insights for internal and external audiences. Prior to joining Galaxy Digital, he spent 12 years at Fidelity Investments, most recently co-managing Avon Ventures, the early-stage crypto venture fund affiliated with FMR LLC. Previously, he was Director of Blockchain Research at Fidelity Center for Applied Technology where he directed technology experimentation and published research on the cryptocurrency and blockchain ecosystem, and held several roles in Legal and Compliance functions. Alex is passionate in researching cryptocurrencies and applied cryptography and interrogating foreign policy to help people access tools to increase self-sovereignty, privacy, security, and liberty.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • At Avon Ventures, Alex invested in early stage companies working in bitcoin, crypto assets, and blockchain technology.

  • He conducted and produced research at Fidelity Center for Applied Technology and Fidelity Labs.

  • He represented Fidelity Institutional to state and federal regulators as a Senior Compliance Advisor.

  • He also managed document review and forensic investigation processes for Fidelity Legal as Senior Litigation Support Manager.



  • Alex has been interviewed in various podcasts and TV appearances.

  • He appeared in On the Brink with Castle Island, Untold Stories with Charlie Shrem, and Market Meditations with Kourosh AK.

  • He appeared in Coindesk TV - 10 Things that Show Crypto is Booming.

  • Alex has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.