Serge Belamant is a Blockchain Technology expert who hails from France. He was raised by his parents in France up to the age of 14 when together with his father, who was a tiler moved to South Africa. Serge Belamant enrolled in Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg’s where he attained a degree in computer sciences and technology. It is his passion for technology and this zeal drove him to study this course.
During the course of his profession, Serge practiced under different companies in an in a wide spread of industries. His astounding capabilities and zeal for coding digital financial transaction software made him famous in the technology industry. He has continually been influential in designing several technological accomplishments which have had a vast impact in the banking industry across the world.
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Net1 UEPS Technologies is the first company that Serge Belamant established in 1989. This company focused on designing electronic payment systems that are used universally. Serge Belamant created these systems by his own hands and in 1995, VISA reached out to him to help in designing a chip that was to be used in their pre-authorized cards. In the present day, these are the popular credit and debit cards.
Serge in conjunction with Net1 UEPS Technologies at the turn of the millennium, built up a digital payment system that enabled the transferal of funds and grants across South Africa. In the present, this payment system is being used in other countries such as Russia and Iraq. The latest venture that Serge Belamant is undertaking is with an UK-based firm, Zilch Technologies. He is a member of the Board of Advisors in Prism Group Holdings.
Serge Belamant’s business idea originated from a discussion that he had with his son. Together with his son Phillip who is an IT engineer, they were discussing how social media has become quite influential in the present day word hence it can be used as a leverage to provide financial products to the young generation. These financial products can be designed in a language and manner the young people can understand. They then can be used to offer financial guidance on how they can enhance their financial situation.