Alex Knight is a Blockchain Trust Accelerator Fellow at New America. He is focused on researching the potential applications of blockchain technology as it pertains to social impact investing and good governance. Before becoming a fellow, Knight was a financial analyst at Blue Ridge Capital and Tiger Management, where he invested in public and private companies mostly in the media, software, internet, and cable industries. He began learning about blockchain technology while doing investment research and was struck by its potential to generate significant change across the public, private, and non-profit sectors. That interest led him to New America. Knight graduated summa cum laude from Yale University, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. He intends to matriculate at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in the fall of 2018.