Microsoft to stop Bitcoin transactions

Microsoft stopped supporting payments in Bitcoin for Microsoft products due to instability of the cryptocurrency
08 January 2018   384

Microsoft, a corporation which develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and services, has added support for Bitcoin in 2014, but has previously temporarily stopped supporting Bitcoin in the past.

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As it is reported by Bleeping Computer, a Microsoft support staffer has told in an intreview that Microsoft is stopping supporting Bitcoin as a payment method for Microsoft products, because of unstable state of the Bitcoin currency. Moreover, it was reported that Bitcoin payments were stopped temporarily.

However, Microsoft will not allow users to buy products with Bitcoin directly but will require users to add a predetermined amount of dollars to their account balance, which can be payed with Bitcoin.

Previously, we have reported that Idom Inc., one of Japan’s used car automotive groups has partnered with bitFlyer to enable Bitcoin payments across Japan, and that Japanese retailer Bic Camera started accepting Bitcoin in all stores.

At the moment of press, these are main market parameters of Bitcoin:

  • Average price: $14 603,00
  • Marketcap: $245 180 719 250
  • 24h volume: $15 923 400 000

Bitcoin White to Release iOS and MacOS Wallet

According to the roadmap of Bitcoin White, the wallet for iOS and Mac OS will be released on February 19, 2018
19 February 2018   75

Bitcoin White is a flexible and decentralized application platform designed to lower the threshold for developers. Using JavaScript as the programming language and relational database to store data, Bitcoin White is increasing the similarities between developing a DAPP and a traditional web application.

Bitcoin White team has already developed and released the version of its wallet for Windows, Linux and Android. According to the roadmap of Bitcoin White, the wallet for iOS and Mac OS will be released on February 19, 2018.

 Bitcoin White Roadmap
Bitcoin White Roadmap Fragment

The features of the wallet include asset management, account information, setting an additional password, blocking the account by block, and internal blockchain list of transactions.

At the moment of press, these are main market parameters of Bitcoin White:

Average price: $0,184621
24h volume: $48 806