Microsoft drops Bitcoin support [Update: it's back]

Microsoft has had something of an on-off relationship with Bitcoin over the years, and once again the Windows-maker has chosen to drop support for the cryptocurrency — at least temporarily. It has been reported that Microsoft is uncomfortable with the fluctuating value of Bitcoin, as well as the increased transaction fees. As such, customers will no longer be able to add to their Microsoft account balances using Bitcoin. Bleeping Computer reports that, like Steam just last month, Microsoft no longer allows the cryptocurrency to be used to top up their accounts. The site says: “Microsoft has stopped supporting Bitcoin as … Continue reading Microsoft drops Bitcoin support [Update: it’s back]