Microsoft’s Bing Launches Bitcoin Rewards Sweepstakes

Stan Higgins
Jul 31, 2015 at 15:20 UTC
Updated Aug 1, 2015 at 04:05 UTC
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A new partnership between Bing Rewards and Tango Card will let users of the search engine redeem reward points for the ability to win $500 in bitcoin.

Bing Rewards awards credits to search engine users that can be redeemed for gift cards and other products, including entries into various consumer-oriented contests. The latest contest was made possible by Tango Card’s recent partnership with bitcoin processing service SnapCard.

According to SnapCard co-founder Ioannis Giannaros, the drawing – for roughly 1.7 BTC at the time of writing – will run through the end of August.

Winners will be notified at the end of September.

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Giannaros credits the Bing Rewards team as being “progressive” about the addition of bitcoin rewards, explaining:

“There’s an exciting roadmap and we’re thrilled to be seeing this more ‘adopting’ approach to bitcoin. As a company of their size, they’re moving quick and really embracing it.”

The move suggests a broadening relationship between Microsoft, which owns Bing, and the digital currency. Microsoft added bitcoin as a payment option for digital content in December.

Bing usage accounted for 20% of US search traffic as of June, according to comScore. NetMarketshare reports that the search engine accounted for 9.83% of global traffic as of the same month.

Representatives for Tango Card and Bing Rewards were not immediately available for comment.

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