Blockchain tech has never been more popular than it is now. The revolution that was unleashed with the appearance of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has now reached the masses and appears to show no signs of slowing or stopping. Serge Belamant is founder of Net1 and a wide variety of other tech companies that are leading the way when it comes to the adoption of blockchain tech in our everyday lives, in this case with the development of blockchain-driven credit and debit card technology.The blockchain tech pioneered by Net1 has led to the company suffering from a significant undervaluation, and since the company is set to generate large free cash flows it is very likely the company will be able to buy the remaining shares on the market before the end of the year in 2023.
This undervaluation, combined with the seriously powerful technology developed by Serge Belamant mean that this company is an excellent value with a great deal of potential for growth in the future.Serge Belamant and the team at Net1 have created a brand new, proprietary form of the blockchain technology that takes the form of smart cards that also act as debit/credit cards. These cards are accepted anywhere that EMV, or Euro MC/Visa cards are accepted, and the underlying technology behind them is patented. This technology uses distributed ledger tech which means it is able to function both online and offline and in order to process a transaction it is not required that one have electricity or a connection to a central servicer via the internet.
This is a game changer for people who need to make transactions in untraditional situations where the normal amenities of daily life may not be available.Serge Belamant developed this system to allow users to validate and audit records, decrypt and encrypt, and permit POS systems to authorize/decline any transaction with the push of a button. His tech can process any transaction without needed to dial into a central server, similar to the old phone system that was in place prior to the digital revolution.
As the Global Head of Investor Relations for multiple Alternative Investment Managers, its safe to say Gareth Henry doesn’t have a lot of time on his hands. The first thing he does in the morning is hop on calls with international clients. He doesn’t even have breakfast because he believes it slows him down. For Gareth Henry, the only way to truly serve his clients is to make sure he fully understands their needs. This is why he makes a minimum of 8 calls to his clients every single day. By the time most people have made it into the office of Gareth Henry has already made several calls to his Asian and European clients.
He then moves on to the day to day business that must be handled in his New York office. By lunch time he is on to next thing. For dinner he usually meets up with clients or industry colleagues so he can stay afloat on the latest news in the industry. This is a guy that never stops. He is constantly in motion. Constantly doing all he can to ensure his clients, and the organization he works for, continue to grow and meet their financial goals.
With so much to do, and so little time to do it, how is it that Gareth Henry manages to be so productive everyday? For Gareth it boils down to one thing, his passion for the work he does. This isn’t a guy who just wakes up and goes to work because he has to. He works in the world of hedge funds and private equity because he loves it. He loves communicating with his clients about their investments in a meaningful way. His passion drives his devotion, and his devotion makes him want to do all he can every single day to ensure his clients thrive.
Aloha construction has been in the business of home restoration for a number of years. During this period, they have witnessed some of the mistakes homeowners make when it comes to their homes, and it’s not only new homeowners but even those who have owned homes for longer. In their expert opinion, they have narrowed down these mistakes into four categories that they believe if avoided can help others enjoy the full experience of owning a home.
Trying to save on repairs
Most homeowners will either ignore minor repairs or opt to do it themselves. In most cases the process is meant to save money, but in most cases, ends up being more expensive compared to when it’s done by an expert. Aloha construction believes that even though it may seem cheap to ignore a repair or DIY, in the long run, it ends up being expensive as these minor repairs tend to grow over time. They give an example of a leaking pipe that eventually leads to mold.
Aloha construction began as a roofing company, and as such, they understand what it takes to keep water out of the house. People usually disregard the role gutters play in the well being of a house. They are responsible for keeping water from damaging homes and inspection of the same should regularly be conducted. Gutters if ignored during the summer can have a profound effect when the stormy weather hit.
Failing to conduct property inspections.
Over the years Aloha construction has offered free property inspections. They believe that every house deserves an annual inspection, which ensures that any damage brought to the house is detected early and repairs done on time. A property inspection also enables owners to value their houses and get tips on how they increase the value of the same. Insurance companies are also quite precise about when they make payments for damages, and this ensures that claims are made early enough to avoid incurring costs of repairs.
Making the wrong upgrades.
Upgrades can add value to the home, but at the same time can clutter the home so much that it stops feeling like the home it used to be.
As a BBB award winner, Aloha construction believes that they have the interest of homeowners at heart when making these recommendations.
Sahm Adrangi is the founder of a company, Kerrisdale Capital Management LLC as well as its Chief Investment Officer. He graduated from the University of Yale with a Bachelors Degree of Arts in Economics. Adrangi began his financial career at Deutsche Bank. Adrangi also worked at Chanin Capital Partners. Since Kerrisdale was founded in 2001, Sahm has been actively involved in all the aspects of its development. When Sahm launched the firm, it was under $1 million, and after about eight years, he boosted its capital to $ 150 million. Sahm Adrangi is renowned for publishing and short selling research. Adrangi the view of his firm on stocks including overhyped shorts and under-followed longs that are misunderstood much by the market. Kerrisdale’s study sought to correct misconceptions that are broadly held about the companies’ essential business prospects. Kerrisdale shares its research findings on Twitter, website and third-party investing-related sites.
Sahm Adrangi made himself a name in 2010 and 2011 by shorting and exposing Chinese companies involved in fraud, for example, China-Biotics, Lihua International, China Education Alliance and others. Even though Kerrisdale shares research with a wide range of companies and industries, Adrangi has recently focused its efforts on other many specific sectors in which Kerrisdale has developed expertise. One of the key areas has been biotechnology with Kerrisdale publishing research on the development stage companies which include Zafgen, Sage Therapeutics, Nordic and numerous others. Another industry of focus is mining with Adrangi questioning the prospects of mining and market valuations of Northern Dynasty Minerals, First Majestic Silver, and others. Besides, telecommunication sector reports have been published by Kerrisdale, sharing views on Globalstar, Straight Path Communication, Dish Network and Vista Inc. Sahm Adrangi exposed Globalstar’s weaknesses in its proposed TLPS in a webcast and lived presentation in 2014. Apart from publishing research, Sahm Adrangi has taken the role of an activist in several investments. In 2013, Adrangi collaborated with Lindsay Corporation management in 2013 to optimize the company’s capital allocations policies and cash deployment.
Adrangi has been a guest speaker at many conferences including the Activist Investor Conference, the Sohn Conference, and Debt Investing Conference. Adrangi has featured in publications such as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.