Serge Belamant is keeping himself busy these days running a company with his son who is also interested in computer science. The creator and patent holder of much of the technology behind blockchain is once again working in the world of financial technology with his company Zilch Technology Unlimited. Through technology, Zilch aims to be able to help younger people understand money better while offering software that can make the process a little bit easier. While he may not be as active with the company as he was with Net1 and past projects, he is still responsible for creating new ways to implement the blockchain technology that he has patented over the years when it comes to cryptocurrency.
Over the years, Serge Belamant has been responsible for many milestones when it comes to blockchain and he is now part of the history of the technology. Without his work, the world of computer science would be a lot different than it is today. The work that he has done in the financial sector has managed to change the way that people bank around the world through the use of the smartcards that he created while working with Visa. The smart cards that were invented by Net1 and Serge Belamant contain chips that implement blockchain, which acts as a sort of digital ledger.
The technology behind these cards is still widely in use around the world when it comes to debit and credit cards as they are a strong security feature. While Serge Belamant did originally attend college to study computer science, he did not end up completing his degree and instead knew enough about the subject to immediately start his work as a software engineer. He spent much of his career in South Africa before moving to the United States in order to pursue career opportunities in the country. Blockchain may not have been able to build a base of customers early in its creation, but now it is something that is widely used in ways that many people may not have even realized and it has become much bigger than the cryptocurrency that it powers.