Bitcoin has again scored bigtime this 2014 with Microsoft and Dell as two of the newest companies to now accept cryptocurrency as a payment method. Earlier this month, December 11, Microsoft announced its decision to accept purchases in the Microsoft Store using bitcoins. It specifically assigns BitPay, the leading Bitcoin payment processor worldwide, to facilitate the trade-in of the virtual currency at its current market value.
Eric Lockard, Microsoft’s Universal Store vice president, lauds the move saying it’s primarily aimed at giving consumers flexibility in terms of payment and other online transactions. While the use of Bitcoin may not be on the mainstream yet, he acknowledges that its growth has gone beyond customers who’ve adopted it in its early years. Dell, for its part, also announced the acceptance of Bitcoin on technology purchases performed on their website.read more