Bitcoin gains more acceptance. Another big company starts to accept Bitcoin and this time it is Microsoft. They made it now possible to add funds to your Microsoft account via Bitcoin. You can’t use Bitcoin directly to buy content or products, however, you can use Bitcoin to add funds to your Microsoft account and with the money you can make purchase apps, games and more for Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox.
If you used Bitcoin to add funds to your Microsoft account, you will be able to purchase content in the Windows Store, or in Microsoft stores of Xbox Games, Xbox Music or Xbox Video.
Eric Lockard, the corporate vice president of the Universal Store at Microsoft said “For us, this is about giving people options and helping them do more on their devices and in the cloud,” and “The use of digital currencies such as bitcoin, while not yet mainstream, is growing beyond the early enthusiasts. We expect this growth to continue and allowing people to use bitcoin to purchase our products and services now allows us to be at the front edge of that trend.”