Microsoft once again lets users pay with Bitcoin

Arif Bacchus

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Yesterday we reported that Microsoft would no longer accept Bitcoin as a form of payment online. Though the company said it was “temporary” measure Microsoft has since pushed back and restored the ability for users to reload their Microsoft account balances using Bitcoin (via

Since the original reports surfaced, Microsoft apparently worked with their provider to correct any issues, and is now once again accepting Bitcoin. A statement from a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed this.

“We’ve restored Bitcoin as a payment option in our store after working with our provider to ensure lower Bitcoin amounts would be redeemable by customers.”

Bitcoin is a bit of a wild currency, especially because values tend to fluctuate higher and then lower every day, and because there is a transfer fee involved. Microsoft previously stopped accepting Bitcoin back in 2016, only to pull back and once again accept it two days later.