Serge Christian Pierre Belamant was born and raised in Tulle, France till the age of fourteen. At that time his family moved to South Africa. Before entering high school, he had to learn English, making it his second language. Throughout high school, he excelled in everything from chess to sports to academics.
Serge Belamant graduated from Highlands North High School for Boys in 1972 and continued on to Witwatersrand University to study engineering but only for one year. During his second year, he chose to study computer science and applied math. Transferring his third year to the University of South Africa, he chose to study information systems.
Even with all this education, Serge never did finish his degree but instead chose to enter into the workforce at the age of twenty-two. He did work for a few companies and invented some promising financial applications that have proven to be worth every penny.
In 1989, Serge Belamant founded Net1 Technologies. This company was built upon one of his very first achievements which are the Funds Transfer System. Although, Net1 Technologies was very slow when it came to building its customer base.
One of the major breakthroughs for Net1 was in 1995 thanks to Visa. Visa had hired Serge to invent a new application to help Visa using his FTS/UEPS technology. After some controversy, Serge did end up leaving Net1 Technologies.
After leaving Net1, Serge Belamant founded Zilch Technologies Limited. This new company focuses on many of the inventions that Serge had created as a developer while in the banking industry.
Even though he is the founder, Serge is staying active in the company by inventing more blockchain technology that is furthering the cryptocurrency markets. With his first blockchain technology being created in 1989 which he does hold the patent to, he adds his twenty plus years of experience to continue to make it even better.
Serge Belamant is a well-rounded man with experience in many fields including research, artificial intelligence, security, and both online and offline transaction processing systems. He is great at inventing new applications to make things easier and holds many patents on many of his inventions.