Dr. Timothy P. Barber


  • 1996. Princeton University, PhD, Mathematics.
  • 1991. University of Virginia, BA, Philosophy/Physics.


  • Cryptocurrency. Secure protocols. Generalized AI.


  • 2017-2019. Creator of KOIN. Koin mints quantum-proof digital coins other firms issue as their own private, branded utility tokens. No one else can mine your coins, fork your coins, track your coins, spy on your customers transactions, or collect transaction fees.
  • 2011-2017. Director of Machine Cognition at 2AI Labs. At 2AI I diagnose the algorithms that underlie the uniquely human capacity for abstract reasoning.
  • 2007-2011. Creator of Kount Inc and what we now call device fingerprinting. The platform has evolved into the real-time risk-assessment AI solution used by acquiring banks, payment processors, and thousands of household name online merchants. $80 million stake sold to CVC Capital in 2015.
  • 1998-2007. Creator of ClickSales Inc and what we now call smart contracts in pay-per-sale marketing. The platform has enabled hundreds of thousands of online marketers and merchants to trust each other in the anonymous, borderless online environment. Sales to date in excess of $5 billion.
  • 1992-1998. Scientist at IDA-CCR. The NSA task force noted in the film "A Beautiful Mind".
  • 1990-1992. Scientist at NSA.
  • 1991-1996. Princeton University. Mathematics PhD. (w Hale Trotter, Andew Yao, Edward Nelson)
  • 1987-1991. University of Virginia. Mathematics M.A. (w Lawrence Thomas), Philosophy B.A (w Paul Humphreys), Physics B.A. (w Louis Bloomfield)



  • Innovator Hall of Fame. State of Idaho. 2013.
  • Innovator of the Year. State of Idaho. 2008.
  • DOE Scholarship. Princeton University. 1992. link
  • McShane Prize. University of Virginia. 1991. link
Issued Patents:
  • 08/10/2015 Method for othogonalizing signals detecting blood oxygenation and blood volume
  • 08/05/2014 Identifying and marketing to a user device involved in an online transaction
  • 06/11/2013 Method for fast component enumeration in graphs with implicit edges
  • 05/28/2013 Secure transfer of value via electronic stamp
  • 04/16/2013 Secure, closed-loop electronic transfer of money
  • 10/23/2012 Method and system For creation And verification of anonymous digital credentials
  • 04/03/2012 Proxy piercing for identifying address of and marketing to a user device involved in an online transaction
  • 03/27/2012 Collecting information regarding consumer click-through traffic
  • 03/20/2012 Establishing unique sessions for DNS subscribers
  • 09/20/2011 Method for secure, closed-loop money transfer via electronic mail
  • 06/07/2011 Establishing unique sessions for DNS subscribers
  • 05/03/2011 Online machine data collection and archiving process
  • 07/09/2009 Method and System for Creation and Validation of Anonymous Digital Credentials
  • 06/23/2009 Method for billing for services delivered over a computer network
  • 02/12/2009 System and method for establishing unique sessions for DNS subscribers
  • 11/27/2008 System and Method for Centrally Collecting Real-Time Information Regarding Consumer Click-Through Traffic
  • 02/12/2008 Online machine data collection and archiving process
  • 02/19/2002 Architecture for access over a network to pay-per-view information
  • 09/11/2001 Method and architecture for multi-level commissioned advertising on a computer network
  • 12/05/2000 Bandwidth-preserving method of charging for pay-per-access information on a network
  • 07/27/1999 Method of charging for pay-per-access information over a network
  • 04/28/1998 Method and apparatus for efficient threshold inference