Serge Belamant, the patent holder for blockchain technology

The man, Serge Belamant was born in Tulle France in 1953, but he then moved to South Africa at the age of 14 with his family. He is a highly distinguished computer expert and holds the patent for blockchain technology. This technology has been used as the basis for developing the various cryptocurrencies available in the market today. Serge Belamant developed a technique that helped individuals, banks, and government to process financial transactions in a more secure and efficient environment. The financial transactions catered for by his innovative technology range from deposits, withdrawals, to making payments in a secured platform. Read more on


In South Africa, Serge Belamant was enrolled in an institution to learn English and later joined Highlands North School. He passed exemplary from high school and joined the prestigious Witwatersrand University to study engineering. During the second year of his university studies, Belamant changed his course to study computer science and mathematics. In his third year, he transferred to the University of South Africa to study a course in information systems. He did not complete his degree study at the university. He left the university at the age of 22 and decided to join the workforce in a large civil engineering company, Matrix.


Serge Belamant has had quite a bright career path. During his tenure at Matrix, he worked on IBM computers to develop applications for analyzing water levels in dams. He also was instrumental in creating digital mapping and graphics interfaces that improved the analysis of road networks. One of his most notable breakthrough in his career was during his tenure as the head of IT at SASWITCH. He developed a program that could carry out 100 transactions per second. He also invented a National ATM for RSA bank which is currently the second largest ATM switch globally. He was instrumental in developing of blockchain utilizing the technology of smart cards.


Another great success was when he worked for Net1 Technologies. He helped the company build a strong clientele and helped the listing the company in the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). His proven skills earned the analyst of the year award for the year 1980 and 1982 as well. His contributions to the IT world is second to none.


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