Serge Belamant holds a patent for blockchain technologies. Generally, people associate the word “blockchain” with the likes of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ripple, and Ethereum to just name a few. Serge Belamant’s educational background includes attendance at the University of the Witwatersrand focusing his studies on Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. Later he moved on to taking courses at UNISA for Information Systems.


Today, we look at an article dated December 11th, 2018. The article begins describing Serge Belamant as the “founding patent holder of blockchain technologies.” It continues to account his background as a developer that lead to the creation of the blockchain technology. Defining blockchain technology, the article describes it as “a list or ledger of records” and was invented to aid financial services.

Serge Belamant

The article moves on to talk about Serge Belamant. Born in France, Serge Belamant moved to South Africa at an early age. He attended Highlands North High School for Boys in Johannesburg and later became “house captain for the science and bridge clubs”. At 22, he began working.

Next, the article talks about the beginnings of his tech career. As a young man, he worked for a company named Matrix, creating applications. After, he was included in projects “at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).” The article continues to go in depth on the roles he played at various companies. His career continued at companies like DataBank, Bancorp, and SASWITCH to only name a few. In 1989, Mr. Belamant founded Net1 Technologies.

Net1 Technologies

The article continues its coverage about the blockchain technology and Net1 Technologies. At the time, blockchain technology was at its infancy and was considered a “start-up”. As time progressed, the technology became mainstream when Visa hired Net1 Technologies. With numerous cryptocurrencies created, blockchain technology has become a household name in the financial sector. The article moves forward to talk about Net1 Technologies’ growth, both in the tech world and in revenue. The article continues its discussion on various topics. It ends with other “technology patents” founded by Mr. Belamant.