Thursday, December 11, 2014

Xbox, Windows Store now accepting Bitcoin payments | Ars Technica

tbd if/when Bitcoin will be accepted for Android-related patent licensing

"Microsoft has added Bitcoin support to Microsoft accounts. Bitcoin funds can be added to accounts to enable digital purchases from the Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox Games, Xbox Music, and Xbox Video stores.

Bitcoin support is currently limited to adding fixed dollar amounts to accounts; there's no direct purchase option. Up to $100 can be added at a time, and presently the option is only available to US accounts. The Bitcoin support comes via BitPay. Other early commercial Bitcoin supporters, including PayPal and Newegg, also use BitPay."
Xbox, Windows Store now accepting Bitcoin payments | Ars Technica
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