Serge Belamant was born in Tulle, France in 1953 but relocated together with his family to South Africa at the age of 14. This relocation came due to his father’s intentions to pursue his ventures as a tiling worker. While there, he enrolled at North High School and perfected his English speaking skills. He also excelled in chess and rugby during his high school days. Visit everybodywiki.com
The French-born patent holder in blockchain technology latter attended Witwatersrand University in 1972. While at this Johannesburg-based University, he took on engineering before changing his course to computer science technology and applied mathematics. After two years, he discontinued studies and rather, opted for information systems course through UNISA.
Over the years, Serge Belamant has been able to work with a wide number of companies in a huge industrial spectrum. He is known as a shrewd coder of software related to digital financial transactions which have built his reputation across the industry. His career path has been marked by successful technological breakthroughs that have had a huge effect on the financial banking systems and the entire banking sector globally.
His skills led to the founding of his first company in 1989 known as Net1 UEPS Technologies that specialized in designing universal electronic payment systems (UEPS). Through his own skills, knowledge, and aptitude, he single-handedly designed these systems and was lucky to be approached by VISA, who needed his help in designing a card with an offline pre-authorization chip. Today, these cards have become mainstream, popularly known as chip-enabled debit and credit cards.
As we entered the millennium, Serge Belamant was at work developing a digital payment system that could facilitate the proper welfare funds transfer as well as grants across South Africa, places with dire needs. This system designed by Belamant and Net1 was a big success, being used in far-flung countries such as Russia and Iraq. His recent venture includes the UK-based, Zilch Technologies.
Serge Belamant additionally serves as a member on the board of advisors for both Prism Group Holdings (PGH) and Medikredit Integrated Healthcare Solutions (MIHS). When asked what the future holds for his business, Belamant believes DNA analysis holds a special place in the future of his business. Even though he lacks chemistry and biology background, he believes that he can one day apply the algorithmic approach to DNA which will result in a deeper understanding of its functionality and potential. Read more on https://patents.justia.com/inventor/serge-christian-pierre-belamant