Sal Qadir is a Research Associate at Galaxy Digital covering the applications side of crypto. Broadly, this encompasses the Metaverse, NFTs, and Web3, though he also closely tracks the Solana ecosystem. Prior to joining Galaxy, Sal worked for the CFO of ShapeShift where he built their data analytics and business intelligence functions from the ground-up. Sal holds a BS in Applied Economics & Management from Cornell’s Dyson School and an MEng in Computer Science from Cornell Tech. Sal’s initial fascination with crypto dates to 2013, and he has worked full-time in the space since 2018.