Joe Fagan

Former Soccer Star, Now Soccer Fan

May 04, 2019

Serge Belamant and the First Paths to Global Notoriety

Early Academic Upbringing

One of the more famous patent holders today is Serge Belamant. Serge Belemantwas born in Tulle, France in the year 1953. Serge was not yet out of high school and still in his teenage years when he and family moved to South Africa. It was in South Africa that Serge learned how to speak the English language. Serge Belamant universal notoriety in 1989 after inventing a technology for Visa, which allowed credit card holders to use block chain technology to complete transactions. This was the original chip card, but with blockchain technology. Serge Belamant also created many cryptocurrencies. His unique patents have led to banks being able to process customer transactions between banks and financial institutions quicker and more accurately; also allowing the many types of transactions processed like financial deposits, investments, or withdrawals from bank accounts. See more on

Early Academic Career

Serge Belamant developed several interests as a youth that led to his development as a computer programmer, ITT analyst, and software developer. It was at Highlands High School for Boys where he first became proficient at English and started excelling in sports like Rugby and Chess. He also excelled in Chess and many times won Chess championships. In 1972 he gained a university exemption pass. HIs interest in mechannics, engineerig and computer systems intensified while attending Witwatersrand University. He also attended the University of South Africa in the following year where he gaine a solid foothold on the science of Engineering, Computer Architecture, Information Systems, and gained some knowledge of computer programming. He finally opted out of completing his academic pathway in order to work professionally for Matrix.

Professional Career Path

After leaving the University Serge Belamant began his professional career at Matrix. His earlier training in engineering made him an excellent employee for a civil engineering company. He was assigned to work on various IBM systems, which used systems software for finite element analysis. Serge Belemant designed special applications to measure water levels in the structural dams within the African Continent. His initial work at Matrix gained him significant attention from The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, where he developed other programs for digital mapping.


March 14, 2019

Looking Back On Shervin Pishevar’s Tweetstorm One Year After It Happened

Over a year ago, on Feb. 5, 2018, entrepreneur Shervin Pishevar pumped out 50 consecutive tweets in which he made a variety of predictions and shared his take on a number of issues. Here are some of the most notable things he referenced in the 50-tweet “tweetstorm.”

Shervin’s Bitcoin Prediction Came True

In Dec. 2017, the price of bitcoin peaked at roughly $19,500 per bitcoin. Shortly thereafter, bitcoin’s value began to drop rapidly.

In his 24th tweet, Shervin Pishevar predicted that bitcoin’s price would continue to fall from its then-current value of roughly $9,000. This prediction turned out to be accurate.

The second part of his prediction stated that the price of bitcoin would stabilize somewhere between $2,000 and $5,000. In late Dec. 2018, Shervin published a tweet that recognized the accuracy of his bitcoin-related prediction. Since then, the price of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency has held true at a rough price of $3,500.

The Entrepreneur’s Views On Gold Haven’t Proven Correct Thus Far

One ounce of gold fetched about $1,350 at market at the time of Shervin Pishevar’s tweetstorm. Pishevar predicted that the price of gold would rise in the future, but he didn’t indicate a time horizon. As such, objectively judging the validity of his prediction is difficult.

The price of gold dropped to $1,190 in 2018. Currently, however, gold’s price sits at $1,325. Based on the consistent upswing in gold’s price over the past six months, it’s likely that the price of gold will, in fact, soon exceed its price at the time of the tweetstorm’s publication.

The United States Government Hasn’t Made These Predictions Come True

Shervin Pishevar shared last year that he believed that Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Alphabet, and Apple were all monopolies. Although none of them are as large or as powerful as the Bell Telephone Company was in 1984, the year its monopoly was broken up by the U.S. government, Shervin noted that they are quite powerful for their respective industries.

None of these companies’ organizations have been broken up since his tweetstorm, though he still feels that the government should step in.