Windows 10: Microsoft’s Windows 10 Store No Longer Accepting Bitcoin

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  1. Posts : 1,563
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       13 Mar 2016 #1

    Microsoft’s Windows 10 Store No Longer Accepting Bitcoin


    Redmond pulls the plug on Bitcoin deposits in the store

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    Microsoft has silently removed support for Bitcoin in the Windows 10 Store, despite the fact that the company adopted the digital currency in late 2014 with much fanfare.

    Although an official statement from Microsoft is not yet available – we’ve reached out to the company for a word on this and will update the article when we get it, an update made to the Windows Store FAQ reveals that Bitcoin is not accepted anymore when buying content from Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile stores.

    “Microsoft Store doesn't accept Bitcoin. You can no longer redeem Bitcoin into your Microsoft account. Existing balances in your account will still be available for purchases from Microsoft Store, but can't be refunded,” the update, which applies to Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile, reads.

    In other words, the existing balance in your account can still be used for transactions in the store, but you can’t make any new deposits using Bitcoin. What’s odd, however, is that the FAQ page where Microsoft explains how to “add money to your Microsoft account with Bitcoin” is still up and running.
    Read more:http://news.softpedia.com/news/micro...n-501669.shtml
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  2.    13 Mar 2016 #2

    I'm not surprised over this change. I never thought of bitcoin as real money in the first place.
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  3.    13 Mar 2016 #3

    Never really understood what Bitcoin is all about

    Wouldn't know where to start to even get any
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  4.    13 Mar 2016 #4

    paulsalter said: View Post
    Never really understood what Bitcoin is all about

    Wouldn't know where to start to even get any
    I think the intent was it to be a new internet money but from what I saw there was little acceptance
    by local shops and stores to make it viable.
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  5.    13 Mar 2016 #5

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    I think the intent was it to be a new internet money but from what I saw there was little acceptance
    by local shops and stores to make it viable.
    Thanks
    Think I will stick with USD/GBP or Euro, buy with whichever is the cheapest
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  6. Posts : 15,001
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       13 Mar 2016 #6

    Plus all the Bit Mining schemes, to put PUPs on on other peoples PCs and use their resources to create more coin.

    https://www.bitcoinmining.com/
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  7. Posts : 8,349
    Windows 10 Professional
       13 Mar 2016 #7

    Great for those who operate an exchange; too sketchy and unregulated for me!
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  8.    13 Mar 2016 #8

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Plus all the Bit Mining schemes, to put PUPs on on other peoples PCs and use their resources to create more coin.

    https://www.bitcoinmining.com/
    Thanks for the additional information.

    Jeff
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       13 Mar 2016 #9

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Thanks for the additional information.

    Jeff
    You're welcome. It is a type of currency perfect for Organized crime(virtual & real), and money laundering. Only governments should have control over currency, not single banks, people, or organizations.
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  10.    13 Mar 2016 #10

    Cliff S said: View Post
    You're welcome. It is a type of currency perfect for Organized crime(virtual & real), and money laundering. Only governments should have control over currency, not single banks, people, or organizations.
    I agree.. for me if it doesn't have the correct picture of a dead president on it I don't want it.
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