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Microsoft Store removes bitcoin payments for Windows 10

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Less than two years after adding it, the Redmond giant removes the option to redeem Bitcoin cryptocurrency to purchase software and devices online.
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Back in December 2014, Microsoft started to accept Bitcoin for online purchases of software, hardware, and Xbox media content. Less than two years later, they decide to remove this payment method, but not for everyone. Right now, it looks like users of Microsoft's gaming consoles can still use Bitcoin to purchase content.

According to a message posted on an official webpage, the Microsoft Store does not accept Bitcoin and this restriction applies only to Windows 10 and Windows Mobile for the time being. This is the entire message on the matter: "You can no longer redeem Bitcoin into your Microsoft account. Existing balances in your account will still be available for purchases from Microsoft Store, but can't be refunded."

Fortunately, multiple reports coming from Xbox users reveal they can still use this payment method. For how long, that remains to be seen. Even after its partial removal, the Bitcoin option remains limited to customers in the United States.

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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2016-03-14 (Update: 2016-03-14)