Bitcoin is a ‘pyramid scheme,’ warns former Wells Fargo CEO Dick Kovacevich

Former Wells Fargo Chairman and CEO Dick Kovacevich told CNBC on Tuesday that he believes bitcoin is a scam.

“I think it’s a pyramid scheme. It makes no sense. I’m just surprised it isn’t even lower,” he said on “Squawk on the Street.”

Kovacevich joins a growing list of bankers who have denounced the crytopcurrency craze.

Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of J.P. Morgan Chase, recently backpedaled a bit on his earlier criticisms on bitcoin.

In September, Dimon called bitcoin a fraud.

In a Fox Business interview last week, he said he regrets making that comment, but added he’s “not interested that much in the subject at all.”

Kovacevich does not see bitcoin as an outright fraud.

“There’s no fraudulent thing going on. It’s just a pyramid scheme,” he said. “You’re betting that somebody is going to buy it. And some people have been right.” […]

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