Having built his first web site at the age of 14, Barry later graduated with BSc Hons, Interactive Multimedia & Design at Ulster University, (Belfast) with specialism in web development & design.
As a natural innovator, Barry flourished whilst working with global organisations such as Universal Music, Google and Cambridge University. Having led multiple high-profile projects to include the development of a global E-commerce platform with over 40 million global customers. Barry isn’t afraid to innovate, regardless of the magnitude of the task.
In recent years, Barry has been a Lecturer at the South West College, Northern Ireland, specialising in Game Development & Web App Programming. Barry has also worked with Ulster University to deliver Foundation Degrees in IT, specialising in web programming and software development.
Barry is an advocate for the introduction of blockchain technology in education. He has taken part in global projects which included IT education to poverty struck regions of Zambia which was delivered remotely.
In 2010, Barry purchased his first cryptocurrency (Bitcoin), which triggered a curiosity of Blockchain and its decentralised nature. In 2012, Barry began writing his own scripts in Python & Java to further grasp its potential and later began developing using Solidity. To further explore, Barry also explored ASIC technology and is an enthusiastic miner of various altcoins.
With the evolution of ERC20, Barry realises that Smart Contracts through Blockchain will become the backbone of modern society. Whilst understanding the typically complicated nature of cryptocurrency, Barry recognised that a simplified method of transfer was necessary to enable mass adoption which has led to the inception of Troy.
Barry claims that “Both Blockchain and Cryptocurrency are still in their infancy and will revolutionise the global financial markets and data handling, the world will have to adapt to the powerhouse that is Blockchain, not the other way around”.