Serge Belamant and the genesis of blockchain technology

Alec Hogg, a top financial expert at one time referred to Serge Belamant, the founder and patent holder of blockchain technologies as South Africa’s Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. Serge is an innovator and tech expert who has over two decades of experience in online and offline transaction processing systems, artificial intelligence, biometrics, security and operations research. He has also served at different capacities in the business and technology sector as an executive.

Revolutionizing the financial sector

Through the innovations of this tech expert both in applications and software development, the financial sector has been revolutionized. Serge Belamant takes the credit as the first to implement blockchain technology. His innovations are today the backbone of all the cryptocurrencies and other crypto-applications available today. This innovator and tech expert has mentioned severally that he came up with this technology while using a micro-controlle4r and smart cards to create an independently distributed transaction ledger. Today, this technology has grown to the extent that it has enabled banks, private individuals and governments to faster process a variety of financial transactions. These financial transactions include investments, withdrawals, deposits, and payments all within a secure environment.

The life of Serge Belamant

Born in 1953 at Tulle, France, Serge Belamant was raised in a humble background. At age 14, His father who was a skilled tiller decided to move the family to South Africa. This is the time the young Serge familiarized himself with English both in reading and writing. In South Africa, he was admitted to Johannesburg’s commendable Highlands North High School for Boys. This innovator and tech expert excelled in school both in academics and in co-curriculum activities. In 1972, he was the representative of Southern Transvaal in the South African Chess School Championships.

Serge Belamant joined the Witwatersrand University to pursue a degree in engineering that same year. In his second year of study, he decided to switch to Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. He then transferred to the University of South Africa to pursue Information Systems while in his third year. Unfortunately, at the young age of 22, due to the bureaucracy with the education system then, this innovator and tech expert dropped out and decided to join the workforce.

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