Posted December 11, 2014 by LgCherySL in Tech

Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoins In The United States

Bitcoin is a form of digital currency, created and held electronically, and it just got a big boost in status. As of today, Microsoft is now accepting the cryptocurrency for digital content from its stores. If you currently living in the US, you will be allowed to buy apps, games, music and videos from the Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox Games, Xbox Music and Xbox Video stores. This new arrangement was made possible by the partnership with Redmond and Bitpay, according to Coindesk. Support is limited to the US, and as Microsoft pointed out that you can only add $100 at a time using Bitcoins.


Payments can’t be refunded, and in addition Bitcoins can only be used to purchase digital goods and not products like Microsoft Lumia phones. Now Microsoft joins other tech player that are now gone all-in on Bitcoin and accepts it for most products and services. According to Engadget, PayPal has a deal with Coinbase to help online stores accept Bitcoins, though you still can’t add them to your digital wallet. Amazon is probably the largest e-commerce that has strongly resisted the digital currency.

Source: Engadget