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John Backus

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John Backus
@backus 10.24k followers


John is a founding research scientist at Stanford Bitcoin Group and studied computer science at Stanford University. He is a Thiel Fellow and cofounder and CTO of identity verification company, Cognito. John is an expert at identity infrastructure, previously engineering data preprocessing algorithms for large-scale entity extraction for deterministic and probabilistic record linkage. This is currently implemented into Cognito’s core identity resolution and record linkage infrastructure, now 14 processing identity and compliance for tens of millions of cryptocurrency users globally.

Projects involved

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BloomBloomBLT#03 082 968 USDCo-Founder