What Is Bonner & Partners?
Bonner & Partners is a company that publishes business and financial newsletters. One of those newsletters is called The Near Future Report by Jeff Brown. Through Bonner & Partners, Brown is offering a package of products that connects Amazon with blockchain technology and the cryptocurrency ecosystem. In a long video, Brown claims that he has a series of reports that will let you know how to get rich by investing in a cryptocurrency he says Amazon will launch at some point in 2018.
Who Is Behind Bonner & Partners?
Bonner & Partners was founded by Bill Bonner, the same man who founded The Agora in 1978. If you don’t know, The Agora is a network of over 20 companies in a variety of fields, most notably publishing and real estate. As mentioned, Bonner & Partners publishes a series of newsletters that all touch on subjects like investment, finance, and technology. The Bonner & Partners website also lists several “partners” who perform similar work, most notably Money Map Press and Palm Beach Research Group.
It should be noted that most of those partners have suspicious reputations on the Internet. In fact, on Bill Bonner’s personal Wikipedia page, there is a heading titled “Complaints about Bill Bonner’s Companies” and a subheading that reads “SCAM ALERT: Beware Bill Bonner Bogus Bulletins by San Diego Consumers Action Network.” The article warns against doing business with Bonner before learning more about him.
Obviously, it’s typically best to take Wikipedia articles with a grain of salt. Nevertheless, it doesn’t bode well for Bonner or anyone associated with him to have such things published about him on Wikipedia.
As for Brown, he describes himself in the video as someone with over 25 years of experience working in Silicon Valley. He says he has a degree from the aeronautical and astronautical engineering program at Purdue University, the same school the produced Neil Armstrong and several other prominent astronauts.
Brown also says that he’s now a Silicon Valley insider who has invested in nearly 100 tech startups and is an official advisor for eight tech startups. He also says he has a history of picking the right investment opportunities and has access to the latest news from Silicon Valley that doesn’t always appear in the mainstream media, including big news involving Amazon that he shares during his speech.
How Bonner & Partners Amazon Coin Technology Works
In the video, Brown claims that in October 2017, Amazon registered two different domains: amazoncryptocurrency.com and amazoncryptocurrencies.com but that mainstream news organizations did not report it. At the moment, neither is a functioning website, although this doesn’t mean Amazon couldn’t have registered those domains.
In any event, Browns claim that registering those two domains is a precursor to Amazon launching its own cryptocurrency, which he believes will happen at some point in 2018. He says Amazon branching out into the cryptocurrency arena would be a game changer, as it would legitimize both cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology in the mainstream.
It’s difficult to argue with this logic, but it also doesn’t serve as proof that Amazon is planning its own cryptocurrency. There are also whispers that Amazon will adopt the digital asset known as XRP.
Eventually, Brown gets to his point, which is to give you a report that will enable you to make money off the upcoming Amazon cryptocurrency entitled Amazon Coin: Two Ways to Profit from the Next Blockchain Revolution. To sweeten the deal, Brown also offers you three additional reports:
- Secrets of the Cryptocurrency IRA
- The Perfect Crypto Portfolio to Multiply Your Retirement Funds by More Than 1000%
- Ten Cryptocurrencies to Avoid Like the Plague
To get these four reports, all you have to do is subscribe to The Near Future Newsletter, in which he provides advice on blockchain companies, cryptocurrencies, and other investment trends. He claims the entire package is valued at $895 but will offer it to you for just $74 with a 60-day risk-free trial.
Bonner & Partners Amazon Coin Verdict
Obviously, all of these sounds too good to be true, and so it probably is. To be fair to Brown, Amazon creating its own currency is potentially revolutionary. However, to imply there’s a backdoor method for ordinary people to make life-changing money by investing early in that cryptocurrency is a little absurd. Even if that were true, a Silicon Valley insider would be unlikely to be willing to share that with anybody for a measly $74.
In addition to the obvious flaws in Brown’s proposal, his association with Bonner & Partners doesn’t help his case. Even if there is no concrete proof this company is running a scam, there is enough skepticism out there to stay clear of it. Even compared to similar offers made via low-budget videos that seem too good to be true, this is one to avoid.