Microsoft starts accepting Bitcoin

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“An Ode to Microsoft, thanks for adding Bitcoin” by reddit user creationlayer

As Bruce Lee would say: “BAM”!

In a surprising move Microsoft has jumped the bitcoin wagon. You can now buy apps, games and more for Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox.

With Microsoft being one of the world’s largest companies this is a major milestone for bitcoin.

Some numbers for scale:

  • over 50 million Windows Phone users (Jan 2014)
  • over 46 million Xbox Live users (Apr 2013)
  • a gazillion Windows Users

Bitcoin has suddenly gained some relevance for all of them!

Read the official announcement on the Microsoft blog

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