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Amazon Versus Visa: The Unexpected Winners

Written by Jason Williams
Posted November 19, 2021

Amazon made big headlines earlier this week when it announced it wasn’t going to let customers use Visa to buy anything in the U.K. anymore.

Visa’s stock took a major hit. The other credit card companies, American Express and Mastercard, both saw their stock drop some too. Sympathy pains, I guess.

It is a big deal. And I’ve often wondered why it hadn’t come up before.

I mean, if you think about it, credit card companies are incapable of making money if stores won’t take the cards as a form of payment.

Yet the stores are the ones paying a fee. It’s for access to the massive networks of card carriers. But they’re basically paying the credit card companies to make money.

It’s just that those companies offering the cards wielded all the power up until recently. The credit card companies were just too big for the retailers to go up against.

But now we’ve got Amazons and Walmarts that can tell a credit card company exactly where to stick those fees. And it’ll actually hurt the credit card company’s bottom line when they do.

That’s exactly what Amazon just did. Walmart did something similar a few years back, too.

Strong-Arm Tactics

But don’t feel too sorry for Visa just yet. And if you’re buying stuff on Amazon in the U.K. with a Visa card, don’t lose hope yet either.

Because Walmart still takes Visa. And Visa is still the largest network of credit cardholders in the world.

So it’s pretty likely that Amazon is using this threat as a negotiating tactic to get Visa to lower its fees.

And while Visa may stamp its feet and cry “unfair,” it’s probably going to negotiate an agreement that allows it to continue making money from Amazon’s U.K. customers.

So buying the dip this is causing in Visa’s stock could be a good move. That could be a winning idea.

But the real winners of this spat aren’t going to be investors in — or customers of — either Amazon or Visa.

The real winners are going to be in an extremely unexpected corner of the market. And their winnings are going to be massive once all is said and done…

Instant and Practically Free

First off, I’m talking about investors in other digital payment systems. And I’m talking about investors in other payment mediums too.

Credit cards are great. They can also get you into a lot of trouble. I certainly remember my first credit card and how long it took me to pay it off.

But they’re the main form of payment for the global economy. They’re convenient. They’re relatively secure. And they’re accepted nearly everywhere.

But they have their drawbacks. First, they all run on different payment networks operated by the individual issuers of the cards.

Second, they charge fees. You pay interest on any loans you don’t pay off monthly. And stores pay a fee every time they accept your card for payment.

Third, they’re not 100% secure. We can all remember a lot of corporate hacks where the credit card information of millions was broadcast all over the internet.

Most of those hacks, especially the ones at retailers like Target and Home Depot, originated from the machines used to accept credit cards.

There are some other issues, but those three are enough to call for another mode of payment.

And such a mode already exists. It’s just still not 100% adopted by the mainstream.

I’m talking about digital currencies, or cryptocurrencies. I’m sure you know about Bitcoin and Ethereum by now. And you may have even heard of a few others.

But did you know that these currencies aren’t just a challenge to the fiat currency system global governments operate on now?

Did you know they’re actually a challenge to the entire payment processing network?

Well, That Changes EVERYTHING

They’re changing everything from the wallet in your pocket all the way to the banks where you store your extra cash… and everything in between.

You see, digital currencies are secure. Just ask anyone who’s lost the key to their Bitcoin wallet. Without that code, even the owners of the coins can’t access them.

They’re able to be transferred instantly and practically for free (no 1.5%–3.5% fees like on credit card transactions).

And they are the networks that they transact on. So the owners of the coins are the owners of the networks too.

It would be like if everyone with a Visa card counted as an owner of the entire Visa network.

Cryptocurrencies are here and they’re coming for the financial system. Early investors in the right coins and networks stand to do even better than the ones who spotted Bitcoin back in the early 2010s.

My colleague Christian DeHaemer was one of those analysts screaming “buy” on Bitcoin back then.

And he’s got his eyes on six new currencies backed by major players with a major shot at delivering major profits.

Remember, this guy helped investors get in on Bitcoin at under $500. It’s been as high as $68,990.90.

That’s 15,257% higher than it was when Christian gave the nod to start buying. And he’s convinced that these six coins could go up even more as they take over the global payment markets.

You can learn all about Christian, his track record profiting from digital currencies, and the six currencies he’s identified in this presentation he was kind enough to let me share.

Just make sure you act fast. When these currencies get moving, they really run and don’t stop.

Coming Soon

But they’re not the only challenge to the global dominance of the credit card industries.

In fact, I’ve uncovered a company that’s created a network so powerful that even those credit card companies are paying fees to get access.

This company is able to provide the security the credit card companies can’t. It’s able to provide the speed the banking system can’t. And it’s able to do it all for only a fraction of a percent of what credit card companies charge.

But because its network is so secure and so instantaneous, there are so many transactions taking place that all those fractional fees are already adding up to tens of millions of dollars each year.

I’m still finishing my due diligence on the company, so I’m not quite ready to give you all the details. I need to make sure this really is as good as it appears to be before I go telling anyone.

But if everything continues to look as good as it does so far, I’ll be releasing my research here in the pages of Wealth Daily the very second I’m done.

So I want you to keep an eye out for my emails. This company looks like it could put Visa, AmEx, and Mastercard right out of business. And it looks like it could make investors a small fortune in the process.

I don’t want you to miss out. I’ll make sure you get the research. You just need to make sure you read it when I send it out.

And in the meantime, make sure you learn more about Christian and the cryptos he sees delivering life-changing gains to early investors.

I’ll be back next week with more.

To your wealth,

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Jason Williams

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After graduating Cum Laude in finance and economics, Jason designed and analyzed complex projects for the U.S. Army. He made the jump to the private sector as an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley, where he eventually led his own team responsible for billions of dollars in daily trading. Jason left Wall Street to found his own investment office and now shares the strategies he used and the network he built with you. Jason is the founder of Main Street Ventures, a pre-IPO investment newsletter, and co-authors The Wealth Advisory income stock newsletter. He also contributes regularly to Wealth Daily. To learn more about Jason, click here.

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