NET1 Creates First Blockchain Smart Card

Serge Belamant was born in France in 1953 but moved to South Africa with his family at the age of fourteen where he had to overcome the challenge of learning English while attending Highlands North High School. Serge Belamant learned English and excelled both in academics and athletics while in high school. After graduating high school Belamant attended Witwatersrand University and studied engineering before changing his focus of study to computer science and applied mathematics.

Though he attended Witwatersrand University for two years Belamant did not graduate from the university. Instead, Belamant chose to take online courses in Information Systems for a year from the University of South Africa. Before founding company, NET1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. in 1989 Serge Belamant worked in an engineering firm, learned linear and non-linear programming, created the VIB Network, developed a ten-step risk assessment program, and was head hunted to work on the SASWITCH system.

Serge Belamant has applied for several patents some of which have been granted and others remain pending. NET1 UEPS has used patented technology to create the first smart card that uses blockchain technology. The smart cards have several favorable key features. The NET1 UEPS smart cards have solved security issues by using patented technology that verifies a users identity and facilitates a transaction by generating a PIN for a biometric identifier that is correct. Users fingerprints will be stored digitally on the smart cards chip. The smart cards will work while offline. The recorded information will update and the transactions will confirm once the card interacts with a centralized point of sale device or an ATM. All recorded transactions are stored on NET1’s central database. The NET1 UEPS Technologies smart card works just like a bank and targeted South Africa’s illiterate poor.

Serge Belamant created the blockchain smart card to be easy to use by South Africa’s rural poor. The biometric verification security feature allows illiterate users to use a fingerprint and not worry about passwords.

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Betsy DeVos Fights For Parents Right To School Choice

Betsy DeVos earned her reputation as a reformer as far back as her time at Calvin College. Then known as Elizabeth Prince, she became an active member of the campus political scene not long after arriving on campus. DeVos has remained both politically and socially active for three decades now.

 

Mrs. DeVos has taken a lead role in a variety of political campaigns, has led party organizations, and was the chairwoman of the Republican Party of Michigan for six years.

 

Mrs. DeVos also expresses her social concerns through a variety of non-profit efforts. DeVos is integral to the operations of a number of local and national charities. She has also, along with husband Dick, started the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation.

 

The most focused efforts of Mrs. DeVos has no doubt been her efforts to affect school choice reform in America. Recently, Betsy DeVos took time out to answer a few questions.

 

What Are Your Thoughts On The Progress Of The School Choice Movement During Your Many Years Of Involvement?

 

I am extremely optimistic. There are private school choice programs funded by the public in 17 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Nearly a quarter of a million students in the country take part in these programs.

 

In 2012 alone, new programs began in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, Louisiana, and Arizona.

 

What First Caused You To Become Interested In The School Choice Movement?

 

There was no single moment or incident. It was a gradual process of awareness. Dick and I often visited the Potter’s House Christian School when our own children were young. The Potter’s House has served underprivileged children in the area of Grand Rapids, Michigan for thirty years. While visiting the school, Dick and I met many low-income families and became interested in their plight to secure decent educations for their children.

 

Our first direct involvement was providing financial support to the Potter’s House. We also provided direct support to families there with whom we developed relationships.

 

How Did Your Support For The Potter’s House Expand?

 

Well, the issue is one in which I became very interested. I met many good parents while visiting at the Potter’s House. These parents were in effect being told by our education system that the educational outlook for their children would be limited by the zip code in which they live. At that point, I knew I had to do more.

 

What Has Been The Biggest Success You Have Experienced

 

I would have to say the scholarship program in Florida. Florida has provided students with school choice programs for longer than all other states in the country. A recent expansion to this tax-funded program has extended this opportunity to 50,000 students.

 

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