Blockchain technology can be defined as the expertise that manages a record database of a network of global networks. In 1989, Serge Belamant created the first incarnation of blockchain technology. This brilliant entrepreneur holds the patent for this amazing technology.
Net1 Technologies came up with the blockchain technology that caused a revolution in banking. This is because through Mr. Belamant the company came up with the first debit card that can use blockchain technology. The company produced the first smart card which can be used as more than a debit card.
ABOUT SERGE BELAMANT’s CAREER:
Serge Belamant grew up partly in South Africa and France. However, the brilliant inventor was born in France in the Tulle locale. When he was 14 years he migrated to South Africa. He even learned English while studying at a school called Highlands North High. In addition to this, he was also an excellent chess and rugby player.
The magnificent inventor then proceeded to Witwatersrand University in South Africa. He first chose to study engineering but later he decided to study Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. However, this was only for a period of two years. Thereafter, he decided to discontinue with the studies and he took courses through UNISA where he studied information systems.
In July 2018, Mr. Belamant started Zilch Technology Limited. He is also Net1 UEPS Technologies consultant. Prior to this, he worked for the latter company as a CEO between May 2000 and 2017. From October 1989 to September 1995, he worked for the same company as The Net1 Investment Holdings Limited Managing Director.
Apart from the current roles, Serge Belamant also holds a number of advisory and board member roles for some companies. They include MediKredit Integrated Healthcare Solutions where he is the Director of the board and Prism Group Holdings where he is also the Director of the board. He started both of these roles in 2000. However, he was the Director of the Net1 UEPS board between May 1997 and May 2017. He was also the chairman of the same board between February 2003 and April 2017.
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