Serge Belamant: The patent holder for blockchain technology

Serge Belamant is a prominent name in the field of technology. The French-born tech expert is the patent holder of the blockchain technology. All his career life has been spent working in tech companies, where he is involved in innovations of financial transaction programs. Belamant was born in the city of Tulle in South Africa but migrated to South Africa after his father found a tiling job in there. He attended Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg where he took a degree in computer science and technology.


Serge Belamant has built an excellent reputation in the tech industry for his prowess in programming digital financial transactions software. His experience comes from working with many different organizations that offered him exposure to various aspects of the tech industry. In the process of coming up with these innovations, he has managed to make technological achievements that have significantly impacted the financial banking systems in the world.

In 1989, Belamant created his first company known as Net1 UEPS Technologies, a company that specialized in the creation of UEPS, a universal electronic payment system. After creating this digital payment system, he was approached by VISA to develop a chip-enabled debit and credit card. These are the cards we usually use today.

By 2000, Serge Belamant was working with Net1 creating a digital payment system that would allow transfer of grants and welfare funds to remote parts of South Africa. Today, this system has found application in many other countries outside South Africa. Afghanistan and Russia are some of these countries.

Today, Serge Belamant is working with Zilch Technologies, A UK based firm. At the same time, he is working with other companies such as Prism Group Holding and MediaKredit Integrated Healthcare Solutions as a member of the board advisory committees.

Blockchain technology has become very popular in recent years after the invention of cryptocurrencies. This technology is seen as one of the most secure means of making financial transactions. In recent times, there have been concerted efforts to see the same applied in different industries. It has been seen to bring an impact that will change the way financial transactions will be done going into the future.


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