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Microsoft Store No Longer Accepts Bitcoin Payments

     
2:56 pm on Mar 14, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Microsoft has said it will no longer redeem Bitcoin payments into a Microsoft account. If you have funds in the store you can spend them, but there will be no refunds.
[windows.microsoft.com...]

I wonder how much of a blow is this for Bitcoin?
12:46 am on Mar 17, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Looks like they still do accept BitCoin...

http://venturebeat.com/2016/03/14/microsoft-still-accepts-bitcoin-apologizes-for-innaccurate-information-on-its-site/ [venturebeat.com]

Microsoft still accepts Bitcoin, apologizes for ‘inaccurate information’ on its site

Microsoft has now clarified to us that nothing has changed.

“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,” a Microsoft spokesperson told VentureBeat. “We apologize for inaccurate information that was inadvertently posted to a Microsoft site, which is currently being corrected.”

[edited by: bill at 3:55 am (utc) on Mar 17, 2016]

2:57 am on Mar 17, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Danged if I will and danged if I won't. Can it be that they don't have an EDITOR IN CHARGE who has a clue? Chuckles.
3:57 am on Mar 17, 2016 (gmt 0)

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It did seem to be quite deliberate given that they had a page with an explanation, but who knows what sort of publishing routines or regulations they have there for their site.
4:03 am on Mar 17, 2016 (gmt 0)

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I think all of us, at one time or another, have published something we either did not vet, were gullible, or etc and ended up with regrets, but this one from MS takes the cake as it hits their bottom line (ie. making money!).

Pretty sure somebody is on the carpet right now!
9:23 am on Mar 17, 2016 (gmt 0)

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That appears to be a major slip up in communications by Microsoft.

Bitcoins are still good!