Serge Belamant is a French entrepreneur who established his professional career in the tech industry. He was born in France in 1953. When he was a teenager his family moved to South Africa. He went to school at The Highlands North High School for Boys where he learned English. He was a great student and excelled as a rugby player. He was also on the chess team and played bridge.
In his final year of school, he was the Head Prefect. He earned full colours in academics, chess, rugby, and athletics. After completing his secondary education, Serge Belamant became a student at the University of South Africa and at Witwatersrand University. He was majoring in computer systems, engineering, and information systems when he decided to drop out and instead take courses through UNISA. Read this article about Serge at blockpitch.org
His first job was at Matrix which is a South African civil engineering firm. He programmed software to measure water levels behind dams which was used across South Africa. He also did work for The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. His work for this organization involved statistics, digital mapping, and designing graphic interfaces.
Serge Belamant next joined Control Data where he was put on the Cybernet team. He debugged code for this organization and worked in areas such as linear programming and structural engineering. After being awarded Analyst of the Year in 1980, he left for Washington D.C. where he learned how to operate the COBRA system. After returning to South Africa he rejoined Control Data where he became a head analyst.
He founded his first company in October 1989, Net1. His first project was developing a chip offline pre-authorized card for Visa. Visa wanted this card so that people could complete financial transactions easier and because it was something that they could better detect fraud with.
Serge Belamant created a lot of the technology behind blockchain and holds several patents. He has also been involved in the creation of several digital currencies. He now runs another company he founded, Zilch Technology Limited, where he continues to create blockchain technology. To know more about Serge Belamant, visit here: https://www.marketscreener.com/business-leaders/Serge-Christian-Pierre-Belamant-05Q75R-E/biography/