Microsoft Store Stops Accepting Bitcoin Payments For Win10 [Updated]

By 02:34 Sun, 01 Aug 2021 Comments


Update: It turns out it was a mishold by Microsoft and the company is actually still accepting the cryptocurrency. Here's the official statement by the company:

We continue to support Bitcoin for adding money to your Microsoft Account which can be used for purchasing content in the Windows and Xbox stores. We apologize for inaccurate information that was inadvertently posted to a Microsoft site, which is currently being corrected.

Microsoft has announced that its online store has stopped accepting Bitcoin as a payment option - the change only applies to Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. The announcement came in the form of an updated FAQ on the software giant's website.


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"You can no longer redeem Bitcoin into your Microsoft account," the Redmond, Washington-based company wrote. "Existing balances in your account will still be available for purchases from Microsoft Store, but can't be refunded."

This comes just a few months after Microsoft started accepting Bitcoin as a payment option. The exact reason behind the go is currently not known as the company is yet to issue a formal statement on this.

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