Serge Belamant was born in France and later moved with his parents to South Africa at the age of 14 years. Mr. Serge attended the Highlands North High School which a boys school. He learned to write and speak in English. He also did well in various sports such as Athletics, Rugby, and Chess. He was appointed the Head Prefect in the year 1972 and was awarded with full colors in athletics, Rugby, chess and academics. He went on to attend the Witwatersrand University where he studied engineering and during his second year transferred to applied mathematics and computer science.
After Serge Belamant was done with education, he was recruited by an engineering firm known as Matrix, a branch of BKSH, a big civil engineering company. Serge Belamant worked on a medium size IBM computers utilizing finite element software. After working for these companies for sometimes, Serge Belamant ventured into the payment industry. He observed the business landscape in South Africa and identified an opportunity that many people had not identified before.
At that time, the majority of the South Africa population was made up of poor people who could not afford expensive banking solutions. Serge Belamant founded the Net1 Technologies Company that is behind the first Blockchain debit card. Mr. Belamant has been the CEO of Net 1 and a sought-after consultant since the company was founded.
Blockchain Debit Card was well received in South Africa where it was run for testing before becoming approved and spreading to other parts of the world. The introduction of Blockchain debit card bridged the gap that existed between common people and banking services. Transactions were made easier at an affordable price which enhanced business and the overall economic growth. Mr. Belamant idea was adopted worldwide, and it had strengthened Blockchain with even emergence of new monetary platforms such as the Bitcoin.
Under his leadership, the Net1 Company has realized significant growth since it was founded. The company has created several job opportunities for people in South Africa and around the group. Mr. Serge is a source of inspiration for many upcoming entrepreneurs who have visions to change and contribute to the payment industry.
When venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar went on a tweet-storm early this year, herevealed a lot about the US economy and the financial sector as a whole. He started by saying that the US economy would decline in the future unless some serious steps are taken to combat the problems facing the country. He predicted that the stock market would lose by 6000 points, a good indicator that the economy was not doing well. Performance of the stock market is directly tied to good economic performance in the country. According to Shervin Pishevar, it is not only the stock market loss but also the bond market.
Shervin Pishevar took to Twitter for a 21 hours outburst. In one of the tweets, he posted about the future of bitcoin. He pointed out that bitcoin will be of great benefit in the financial sector and its value will go up significantly in the future. However, before gaining again, it will go down to the $2-5k range. He also added something about gold. In his analysis, gold will gain value as the economy deteriorates. Since gold is considered a haven, investors will put their wealth in the metal.
As a long time entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, Shervin Pishevar had something about thefuture of the most advanced innovations hub in the world. Surprisingly, he has no kind words. By his prediction, Silicon Valley has lost the glory it once enjoyed. In fact, Silicon Valley is more of an idea than a physical location. The idea has been adopted by other countries, meaning that the best ideas in the world need not come to the US anymore. Some countries are offering real competition in this area. China is doing very well and could easily surpass the United States.
Shervin Pishevar was part of a team that was tasked with the responsibility of creating a bill that would allow migrant talent into the United States. The bill failed to go through the Congress, something Pishevar describes as a mistake. The dwindling fortunes in the Silicon Valley are linked directly to some of the decisions that have been made such as the failure by the Congress to pass the bill. The bill would allow immigrant special talent visas to the United States.
No matter what Whitney Wolfe does, she does it in a way that helps empower women. From creating an app focused on women to making a positive headquarters for her business and even showing women they can be active in the app dating community, she knows just what to do to help them understand they have power.
The dating world isn’t easy. It can be especially difficult for women who not only have to find a suitable partner but who also have to put up with a lot of nonsense when they’re using dating apps. Whitney Wolfe knew this and also knew she could do something to fix it. After working in the app dating industry for a long time, she realized what the problem is. Men have too much power in the app dating industry. They initiate the first contact in many other apps. Wolfe created an app where women have to initiate the first contact. With Bumble, women won’t receive unsolicited messages since they have to be the ones to send the first message. Connect with Whitney Wolfe by visiting her linkedin account.
Even Whitney Wolfe’s headquarters are positive and woman-centric. She knows how to make the office bright and cheery while also keeping it professional. Wolfe spent a lot of time coming up with ideas for the Bumble headquarters and that helped her make sure she was doing everything the right way for the women who work for her. The business model allows Wolfe to hire women and make sure they’re the most important part of the company.
Before Whitney Wolfe started Bumble, there were so many issues with women in the app dating world. She knew she could do something to make a difference and started pushing to make the app dating world better. By hiring women, Whitney Wolfe gave them a chance they may not have had with other app dating sites. She wants to take the app world and make it into something that provides equal opportunities for men and women. If she can make these changes, the app dating world will see a huge increase in the number of women who actively use the apps.
Scientists are always researching to gain a robust understanding of how our brains work. Our minds control our lives by deciding our behaviors, thoughts, emotions, and perceptions. It has a billion microscopic neurons that allow us to digest complex data and decipher it. By using brain mapping, EEQ technologies and Neurofeedback scientists have grown a better understanding of how the mind works and even developed solutions to improve it. Neurocore is using these techniques to study the brain to increase its sharpness and treat mental illnesses such as depression, Anxiety, and ADHD.
The brain communicates within itself using electrical impulses. A test that shows the electrical brain activity using electrodes is called an electroencephalogram (EEQ). With technological advances in computers, scientists are now able to use quantitative electroencephalography for comparison. This advancement in computers allowed the brain electrical activity to be recorded and compared statistically to the records of other individuals in a database. This technique has become affordable to most practitioners who use it to single out a disorder from various symptoms a patient may be facing.
Neurofeedback is a way of using electrical measurements of brain waves to train the brain on how to regulate itself. The mind can remove toxic brain activity and work efficiently through the practice of affirmative actions and repetition. Neurocore is using Neurotherapy to treat depression or reduce its severity. Depression is a primary disorder, and according to the National Institute of Mental Health, it affected over 10.3 million US adults in 2016. Neurotherapy has achieved greater success in reducing depression symptoms than traditional treatment methods.
Neurocore Brain Performance Centers specialize in the diagnosis of brain functioning and providing feedback and solutions to people. They have eight brain performance centers in Florida and Michigan. Their fourteen years of experience in neuroscience has made them experts and are now even working with sports people. The Portland Trail Blazers are one of their clients who has incorporated the technology in their training. By using neuroscience, they can monitor body recovery and stress levels to enable the respiratory, brain and endocrines to function efficiently. With research and experiments ongoing on neuroscience, one can only expect even better treatments and functioning of the mind in future.