Serge Belamant is a French-born entrepreneur and businessman. He grew in South Africa where he had to familiarize himself with English after the move from France. He was only 14 years old when his family moved to South Africa. He was 22 years old when he first got employed into an engineering company. While at this company, he developed various applications that were beneficial in the analysis of water levels in dams. These applications were used to control or forecast future dry season.
Serge is an entrepreneur as well as a computer scientist. He is also a partner at blockchain technologies. These technologies nowadays are the foundation for various cryptocurrencies. This technology that he invented enables various interested parties to benefit by doing transactions in a secure network of operations.
At school, Serge Belamant was active in various activities including sports. Throughout his career, he has had many achievements. His biggest was the moment that he joined SASWITCH where he was made the leader of the IT division.
Serge was keen to use smart cards when developing some of blockchain’s applications. He has been recognized as an analyst of the year twice. To date, he is known to be among the masterminds behind blockchain tech with his reputation soaring great heights.
Serge Belamant had skills in coding and did not hesitate to create and invent a new technology that would one day change people’s lives. In 1989, he left SASWITCH. He went ahead to form his own company famously known as Net1 Technologies. While at Net1 Technologies, Serge Belamant got the opportunity to work for Visa. His work was to come up with a system that could control the misuse of funds, vulnerability to fraud and also verification of personal identity numbers.
With the help of two of his previous inventions, the FTS and Universal Electronic Payment System (UEPS), he was able to help Visa with the disruptive technology. It impacted its services positively and it is evident in today’s rampant use of Visa-branded cards. Blockchain has revolutionized the way various companies conduct businesses including playing a major role in retail operations.
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