Microsoft Begins Accepting Bitcoin For Windows, Windows Phone And Xbox Purchases

TechCrunch

If you want further proof that Microsoft is going through a transformative phrase, you may be interested to hear that the company has now jumped on the bitcoin wagon.

The Redmond-based tech giant is now accepting bitcoins for buying games and other digital content on its Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox platforms, as the folks at Coindesk noticed todayMembers of Reddit’s bitcoin subred noted that Microsoft appears to be working with payments firm Bitpay to make this happen.

Neither Microsoft nor Bitpay have formally announced the partnership or details, but the former does have a series of instructions related to bitcoin payments within its ‘billing help’ pages.

We’ve contacted both companies for further details, but did not hear back at the time of writing.

There are some caveats to note, however. Customers can use bitcoin to load money into a Microsoft wallet or to create digital gift cards, but direct payments with the…

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