Microsoft abandons temporarily the crypto-currency

Since the end of the year 2014, Microsoft has offered the users the possibility to use the bitcoin to credit the balance of an account. But the crypto-currency is particularly volatile lately, Microsoft has decided to make a break with the transactions bitcoins. Back on this decision, which does not please everyone…

A possibility offered to users

Since the end of 2014, Microsoft users had the option to use the bitcoins to fund the balance of their account. Thus, they could for example use the crypto-currency to purchase movies, games, applications,… directly within the shop Microsoft. This payment option was particularly popular among internet users. It is on the platform BitPay as the payment option had been approved. Everything was possible… or almost ! In fact, for example, it was not possible to repay a balance with bitcoin. Similarly, there were few geographic restrictions. But today, Microsoft has decided to stop, at least temporarily…

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The instabilities of the crypto-currency in question

A few weeks ago, a rumor claimed that Microsoft was going to prohibit the payment by bitcoin, but nothing had been confirmed. Today, a member of the Microsoft support is out of the silence from Bleeping Computer, confirming the temporary suspension of transactions in bitcoins. This puts into question the instability of the crypto-currency. This stop transactions with bitcoins place Microsoft on the side of a Steam platform of Valve has made the same decision. However, nothing is definitive for now, and it is quite possible that the bitcoin will eventually make his grand return. This however will not be the case as long as the crypto-currency will be as much instability.

It is therefore to this day the most possible credit for the balance of a Microsoft account with bitcoin. To follow…

Source : GNT