Every sector in the world has a particular person or group that stands out. Almost everyone tends to remember the names of the people who have made a significant impact in their area of expertise. For instance, when it comes to cryptocurrency, the individuals credited for this innovation include Vitalik Buterin and Satoshi Nakamoto. Their innovation grabbed the attention of different investors across the world, making it a popular form of currency exchange on online platforms today. And just like the founders of cryptocurrency, Serge Belamant is also credited for the creation of the Blockchain Technology. He may not be a household name like famous inventors, Satoshi, or Vitalik, but his contribution to technology is just as significant as Facebook or Instagram.
Serge Belamant was born in Tulle in 1953. He lived in this place until he was 14 where he and his family immigrated to South Africa. It was in South Africa that he was able to learn how to speak fluent English. The immigration from Tulle to South Africa opened his mind, and it was at this stage, he realized that he was capable of more than he knew. This realization made it possible for him to succeed in not only his studies but other co-curricular activities as well. Some of the activities he was good at were rugby, athletics, and chess.
After he completed high school, he joined Witwatersrand university and studied computer systems, information systems, and engineering. But, after studying computers every day, he started taking an interest in information systems. His growing passion for information systems is what led him to discontinue his studies and eventually pursue it while studying under a different organization. Upon completing his course, Serge Belamant immediately began to work in different computer industries. Some of his responsibilities included the development of software and applications that enable banks to make withdrawals and deposits for their customers efficiently.
This was when the idea of blockchain technology was born. Using blockchain technology, financial service institutions have been able to come up with different innovations that make service delivery even more efficient. Serge Belamant may not be popular, but his creation is undoubtedly an innovation changing the world.