Microsoft embraces bitcoin payments for digital purchases

Gigaom

You can’t buy a Windows Phone with bitcoin, but now you can buy Minecraft for that phone with bitcoin. Microsoft announced today that it will now accept bitcoin (via BitPay) as a payment method for digital purchases, like Xbox games or Windows Phone apps. It’s limited right now to items that can only be purchased through your Microsoft Account and only for U.S. customers — a pretty common move for companies who are testing the cryptocurrency waters.

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