The computer scientist, Serge Belamant was born in France where his father was a known tiler in 1953. When Serge turned 14, his family moved to South Africa where he grew up and studied. He also improved his command of English both spoken and written. Visit angel.co
While at school, he was a social student and participated in some extracurricular activities which he was good at especially rugby. In high school, Serge Belamant was a club captain for the science and bridge clubs. He got so many awards as he was not only proficient in classwork and athletics, but also chess. He later graduated from high school with remarkable results that allowed him to attend the Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg.
At the campus, he began by first enrolling for an engineering program but later switched to computer science and applied mathematics. He however transferred when he was in the third year, to the University of South Africa. Upon being forced to repeat some of the unit subjects that he had taken while he was at the Witwatersrand University, Serge Belamant decided to drop out, and thus he did not graduate.
He therefore decided to join the workforce where a civil engineering company named Matrix first hired him. Here, he had the chance to operate on the company’s software of the IBM computers. Serge also worked for the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research where his role was to develop computer models for the company’s major projects such as road planning projects.
Serge Belamant’s most successful part of his career was when he became the head of the IT division of the famous SASWITCH Company. It was at this point that he developed the blockchain technologies which are currently used across the different cryptocurrencies. Moreover, Serge Belamant came up with a switching system to be used by bank ATMs.
He also developed the first point of sales system for RSA. He, however, left SASWITCH in 1989after which he became one of the founders of Net1 Technologies where he developed a Funds Transfer System which was adopted by other countries such as Russia. Last year, the IT guru established Zilch Technologies in London.