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Future Wealth: Why Amazon Will Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency
Townhall ^ | 09/19/2018 | Jeff Brown

Posted on 09/19/2018 9:26:20 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

In recent years, Amazon has reshaped entire industries with its innovations in e-commerce and its acquisitions of retail stores like Whole Foods.

Today, Jeff Brown, Townhall Media’s Official Wealth Creation Expert, shows why Amazon may soon take an unprecedented step into cryptocurrencies. And as an investor, this is a development that should be on your radar.

Most investors missed it…

And the mainstream media, as far as I know, never even reported on it…

But while Wall Street remains fixated on the ups and downs of bitcoin, something unusual is playing out behind the scenes in the blockchain industry.

And it could have huge implications for cryptocurrencies… and even change how business is done… forever.

In short, I believe a major U.S. company is about to issue its very own cryptocurrency…


What I’m about to tell you may sound unbelievable. But I’ll show you all the proof. Then you can decide for yourself.

The company I alluded to is Amazon, the e-commerce and web-services giant. And I believe it is about to issue its very own cryptocurrency.

You likely know Amazon as an e-commerce company. Maybe you’re even an Amazon Prime member and use the company’s fast delivery services.

But investors who think that Amazon is in the business of just selling books, electronics, and dishwasher detergent online are unfortunately missing the big picture… Unless you dig in and understand what’s happening behind the curtain, it’s easy to miss.

Even our own Bill Bonner (founder and chairman of Bonner & Partners) has had his doubts about Amazon. He famously called the company the “river of no returns.”

I mention this briefly because it’s a bit of an “elephant in the room” for readers of Bill’s daily Diary.

I’ve known Bill for a while now. I have nothing but respect for him. And he’s had some great calls over the years. Yet on Amazon, we certainly agree to disagree.

We first discussed Amazon over breakfast in July 2015. I contended that the company’s stock was worth every penny and that it belonged in every investor’s portfolio.

Bill didn’t bite. And that’s fine. As professionals, we can disagree from time to time. And it’s healthy to consider differing viewpoints. That’s how you learn, after all.

But there has been an interesting development with Amazon. And as an investor, it should be on your radar…

Strange Discovery

You see, something interesting popped up in the internet domain name registry recently. And it looked like this ( See Figure below ):

Amazon registered the new website address: “”.

And it registered another: “”.

And another: “”.

And this was on top of the already registered “”.

Now, these links will not lead to anything. They are not “live.”

But if history tells us anything, this is likely just the beginning of something exciting.

As I said, I think Amazon is getting ready to launch its own digital currency. And I can’t think of a better company traded on a U.S. stock exchange that could pull this off.

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Society
KEYWORDS: amazon; blockchain; cryptocurrecny

1 posted on 09/19/2018 9:26:20 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Amazon is starting to remind me of the Gary Oldham character in The Fifth Element.

2 posted on 09/19/2018 9:32:05 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: SeekAndFind

After years of being hooked on Amazon, we were ticked off that Bezos, the richest man in the world, jacked up the cost for Prime shipping by 20% this year. So we did not renew our membership.
We have survived for several months and have saved a lot of money, because our penchant for spontaneous shopping is over. Instead of ordering several hundred dollars worth of stuff, we’ve spent $55 in two orders, both a bit over $25 so they qualified for free shipping. We have found we can shop locally and not be deprived. Love it when a plan comes together.

3 posted on 09/19/2018 9:34:30 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: cuban leaf

Spot on comparison!

RE: “Amazon is starting to remind me of the Gary Oldham character in The Fifth Element.”

4 posted on 09/19/2018 9:37:19 AM PDT by MarchonDC09122009 (When is our next march on DC? When have we had enough?)
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To: txrefugee
I am trying hard to keep Bezos politics from my Amazon use. There is no substitute for Amazon and Prime, even 20% more is a very big savings. A few local companies, box stores like Best Buy, will match prices. Sometimes Walmart will as well. Amazon is a great business model, well worth every penny I save. What Bezos does with his profits, just like what I do with my income, is private matter.

Thus far, I'm not willing to pay half to twice as much just to avoid doing business with Bezos.

5 posted on 09/19/2018 9:40:31 AM PDT by Reno89519 (No Amnesty! No Catch-and-Release! Just Say No to All Illegal Aliens! Arrest & Deport!y)
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To: txrefugee
I was an early and often Amazon user. However, like you, I got sick of giving Bezos my money so I got rid of Prime last year. I stopped ordering off of Amazon and go to the direct source.

I don't miss it at all.

6 posted on 09/19/2018 9:40:33 AM PDT by CaptainK ("no collusion, no obstruction, he's a leaker")
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To: SeekAndFind

Scrip currency. Used by the US military in countries to prevent the distribution of US currency in the region. Part of it was to reduce the effect on the local currency, making it mandatory to exchange the scrip only at the official rate of change, and part of it was to keep down the black market, in which the locals were not permitted to use the scrip to exchange for local currency, often at very unfavorable rates.

Also used in “company stores”, but useless elsewhere, forcing the persons paid only in scrip to buy only at the company store.

That the scrip is stored electronically makes its use no less pernicious.

7 posted on 09/19/2018 9:47:01 AM PDT by alloysteel (If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, bury them in bull feathers.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Cryptocurrency, blockchain and equivalent technologies will be highly-disruptive, no doubt. But the fundamental driver of currency valuation is being government backed.

Why? It is quite simple. Inevitability. Death and taxes.

Our mere existence requires things which are most conveniently acquired with money. One of the “things” we must have money for is to pay taxes.

Everyone must pay taxes, so this is essentially a lifelong debt we all must pay. If someone does not pay taxes directly, they are still paying them indirectly, or someone else is paying for them.

Cryptocurrencies will only have stabilized valuations when governments accept them as payment for mandatory taxes. That’s the real meaning of currencies being government backed.

8 posted on 09/19/2018 10:19:36 AM PDT by unlearner (A war is coming.)
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