Serge Belamant: A Founding Partner of Blockchain Technologies

Alec Hogg, a prominent financial expert, once labeled Serge Belamant as the Steve JobsofSouth Africa. Mr. Belamant is a skilled applications and software developer. He is also a leading contributor to blockchain technologies. His innovations are useful in the sector of finance. Serge is credited with the implementation of the first blockchain of technologies that have been used in creating cryptocurrencies. He used smart cards with a unique micro-controller to make his innovative technologies. The skilled entrepreneur has also created a platform that allows banks and private clients to process their transactions faster.

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Born in 1953, Serge Belamant and his family moved to South Africa when he was 14. He learned how to speak in English and then enrolled in Highlands North Highschool. Being a bright student, he joined several clubs including bridge and science groups as a captain. He excelled in academic work. Consequently, in 1972, Belamant became the Head Prefect of the school. He participated in athletics and chess where he represented his club, the Southern Transvaal. Serge landed the sixth position in the 1972 South African Chess School Championships. Belamant won the Victor Ludorum Award in 1971. Later in the year, Serge Belamant graduated with a pass. He attended Witwatersrand University and studied engineering before joining the class of computer science and mathematics.

In his third year of school, he transferred to the University of South Africa and studied information systems. Serge Belamant joined the workforce at the age of 22. Belamant was employed at that age. He first served at Matrix as a software analyst in charge of cyber computers. He created different applications made to analyze water levels in the country’s dams. The same applications were also used to predict future droughts. He developed more intricate computer models particularly for projects in Industrial Research. As such, his skills were recognized. Balemant was promoted to serve at Witwatersrand and Vereeniging, a road planning project. His input and methods led to breakthroughs in digital mapping and creating graphic phases to enhance infrastructure network analysis. With an upward career trajectory, Belamant was employed to serve as a consultant at Bancorp. He dealt with risk management. His roles included creating a program that assessed risk and analyzed the sustainability of the business.

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