Microsoft corrects its Bitcoin support statement, says it’s accepted

Mark Coppock

We reported just yesterday that according to an FAQ entry, Microsoft was no longer supporting Bitcoin as a payment option in the Windows Store. The entry was quite explicit that Bitcoin could no longer be redeemed into a Microsoft account, although no reason was given for the change.

Today, we learn that Microsoft has retracted the FAQ (via VentureBeat):

“We continue to support Bitcoin for adding money to your Microsoft Account which can be used for purchasing content in the Windows and Xbox stores,” a Microsoft spokesperson told VentureBeat. “We apologize for inaccurate information that was inadvertently posted to a Microsoft site, which is currently being corrected.”

Again, we have no reason for why the erroneous information was published in the first place, but this is good news for Bitcoin users nonetheless. Hopefully, it’s not just an instance of Microsoft acting before they had all of the ducks in a row, and we won’t be seeing Bitcoin more officially removed at some point in the future. We’ll keep you updated, however, so check back often.