Serge Belamant

Serge Belamant is a computer scientist and a patent founder of Blockchain technology. He is known for his technology in the creation of cryptocurrencies as well as the creation of technologies that have bettered the operations of banks in the provision of services such as bank deposits, withdrawals, and investments in a safe environment. Read more on

Serge Belamant was born in 1953 in France, he pursued his high school education at Highlands North Boys High School and joined the University of Witwatersrand where he was studying engineering, in his third year he discovered his passion in computers and started to pursue computer science. Later he joined the University of South Africa to pursue a degree in information technology. However, he did not complete the degree programme.

At 22, Serge Belamant entered the workforce at Matrix which is an engineering company, here, he dealt with analysis software, cyber computers, and development of applications that were used to determine water levels in the construction of dams. Later on, Serge continued with his passion and grew to develop computer applications and software at the Council of Scientists and Industrial Research.

His exceptional skill in computer led to his development of carer in digital mapping, graphics, and statistical methods. Later on, serge Belamant started working as the main analyst at Control Data. Dust=ring his time at DATABANK, he developed his first financial software.

One of his greatest success came when he became the IT division head at SWASWITCH ltd which was owned and managed by The RSA Bank. At this time the company was facing a challenge with switching at real time and processing of transactions timely within the system. This was because their system could not allow real-time switching.

Later on, the bank decides to switch to a new system. This caused more trouble as the system could not respond or be updated. Serge was then hired to solve this problem. He designed a National ATM switch for the company, this switch was run completely on parallel processing and Fault-torrent systems. He then installed computers that helped to fix the problem for RSA Bank.

Serge Belamant has been credited for the creation of VIB network which was bought by Volkskas. He has also contributed to the development of smart cards which is a technology that has transformed business transactions.


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