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Self-proclaimed crypto skeptic Max Levchin says Affirm may have to consider cryptocurrencies if Bitcoin's popularity continues to grow

Self-proclaimed crypto skeptic Max Levchin says Affirm may have to consider cryptocurrencies ifВ Bitcoin's popularity continues to grow

Max Levchin, founder and CEO of Affirm.
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Crypto skeptic Max Levchin says Affirm may have to consider cryptocurrencies as a payment option as Bitcoin soars to all-time highs.




Fintechs and incumbents alike, including Mastercard, Visa, and PayPal, are leaning into crypto.




"I think at some point, skeptic or not, you have to listen to the market," Levchin said in an earnings-day interview with CNBC.




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It seems everyone in payments is warming up to cryptocurrencies as Bitcoin nears a would-be record value of $50,000.Bitcoin's value surged 16% last Monday after Tesla disclosed a $1.5 billion investment in the currency. And PayPal, which added Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin to its app last October, is seeing a big boost in engagement from crypto holders.Now, self-proclaimed crypto skeptic Max Levchin, founder and CEO of buy now, pay later fintech Affirm, might have to consider adding Bitcoin as a payment option as it grows in popularity."It is incredible how Bitcoin and all the cryptocurrencies have grown," Levchin said in an earnings-day interview with CNBC. "I think at some point, skeptic or not, you have to listen to the market."
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