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December 11, 2014, 04:40:13 AM
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https://commerce.microsoft.com/PaymentHub/Help/Right?helppagename=CSV_BitcoinHowTo.htm

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December 11, 2014, 05:21:31 AM
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Well how about that. I never would have guessed.

It appears that microsoft is really only accepting bitcoin for their gaming consoles/in game purchases/game subscription purchases and not for their enterprise and software/operating system purchases 
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December 11, 2014, 05:47:48 AM
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They really accept bitcoin, but for now only for USA  Sad
https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/microsoft-now-accepts-bitcoin-bitpay/

I hope we will see bitcoin price raise up

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December 11, 2014, 06:00:26 AM
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Well how about that. I never would have guessed.

It appears that microsoft is really only accepting bitcoin for their gaming consoles/in game purchases/game subscription purchases and not for their enterprise and software/operating system purchases 

"You can now use Bitcoin to add money to your Microsoft account. Once you add money to your Microsoft account, you can use it as a payment option to buy apps, games, and other digital content from Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox Games, Xbox Music, or Xbox Video stores."

from https://commerce.microsoft.com/PaymentHub/Help/Right?helppagename=CSV_BitcoinHowTo.htm
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December 11, 2014, 06:35:50 AM
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...You can’t use bitcoin to purchase Microsoft products and services directly at this time."

AT THIS TIME are the three most important words of the statement.  It is a strong indication that they at least believe that there will be such a time IMO.

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December 11, 2014, 07:29:30 AM
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so far USA come on MS bring Bitcoin acceptance to the rest of the world too  Grin

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December 11, 2014, 09:47:02 AM
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I never thought that I'll ever have to admit that MS is doing the right thing. Geeeee....
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December 11, 2014, 11:12:51 AM
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This is very good news and will probably support a domino-effect for companies still deciding to start accepting BTC.

Next stop: Amazon?
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December 11, 2014, 12:04:04 PM
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They are not accepting it directly, I think they are using Bitpay but it's a good for them and bitcoin none the less.

 

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December 11, 2014, 12:04:38 PM
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Amazon, Google, eBay, Wal-Mart, Auchan, Tesco, Agip/IP, Shell, Q8, Vodafone, what are you waiting for?
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December 11, 2014, 12:08:01 PM
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It doesn't matter if they convert BTc directly in USD.
What matter, in the long run, is they create demand for BTC because they accept BTC, so people have a reason to accept BTC or request BTC to be able to pay them.

All the boys & girls playing with an X-Box now can top their account as much as they want and can do it without needing to pass by gift cards or their parents credit card.
One step less, one level of control less.
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December 11, 2014, 12:11:00 PM
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so far USA come on MS bring Bitcoin acceptance to the rest of the world too  Grin

it have to start somewhere, not worldwide but at least they accept it.
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December 11, 2014, 12:15:25 PM
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This thread says it's not true ??
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December 11, 2014, 12:29:58 PM
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It doesn't matter if they convert BTc directly in USD.
What matter, in the long run, is they create demand for BTC because they accept BTC, so people have a reason to accept BTC or request BTC to be able to pay them.

All the boys & girls playing with an X-Box now can top their account as much as they want and can do it without needing to pass by gift cards or their parents credit card.
One step less, one level of control less.

Merchants don't have much choise other than directly converting their Bitcoins to fiat due to the volatility.

There will be a time that they prefer to keep the coins instead of converting, but that won't happen any time soon.

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December 11, 2014, 12:57:00 PM
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Amazon, Google, eBay, Wal-Mart, Auchan, Tesco, Agip/IP, Shell, Q8, Vodafone, what are you waiting for?
it is bad, that they do not hear you  here:)

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December 11, 2014, 04:08:51 PM
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This thread says it's not true ??

That thread is idiotic trolling and nothing more.  It's on the microsoft page, people are taking screen caps.  You can safely believe it at this point.
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December 12, 2014, 04:16:54 AM
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It doesn't matter if they convert BTc directly in USD.
What matter, in the long run, is they create demand for BTC because they accept BTC, so people have a reason to accept BTC or request BTC to be able to pay them.

All the boys & girls playing with an X-Box now can top their account as much as they want and can do it without needing to pass by gift cards or their parents credit card.
One step less, one level of control less.

Parents can reverse unauthorized transactions done by children.
I guess this is one reason why Microsoft is accepting Bitcoin.  Grin
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December 12, 2014, 08:31:19 AM
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Amazon, Google, eBay, Wal-Mart, Auchan, Tesco, Agip/IP, Shell, Q8, Vodafone, what are you waiting for?

Microsoft gave the middle finger to Apple and their ApplePay by accepting Bitcoin, Amazon will do the same thing to Ebay/Paypal.

Mark my words.  Wink
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December 12, 2014, 09:05:30 AM
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Amazon, Google, eBay, Wal-Mart, Auchan, Tesco, Agip/IP, Shell, Q8, Vodafone, what are you waiting for?

they are waiting each other, who move first, they follow
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December 12, 2014, 01:41:45 PM
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Nicely place heading Smiley

Its only a matter of time before the big ones start accepting Bitcoins. Once a few start taking it will snowball, and we are already seeing that happening.
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