Microsoft: Bitcoin Payments Not Available in Europe

Despite rumors to the contrary, Microsoft has indicated that its bitcoin payments program currently remains limited to US customers.

AccessTimeIconFeb 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 11, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. UTC

Despite rumors to the contrary, Microsoft’s bitcoin payments program remains limited to US customers.

In a statement to CoinDesk, Microsoft indicated that while it is considering expanding the program to new markets, such discussions are still in the initial stages.

“We are looking into expanding our bitcoin payment processing outside of the US, but have nothing more to share at this time,” a spokesperson said.

The comments follow suggestions by Microsoft users that the company had opened up its offering to users in the UK and Germany.

Microsoft UK
Microsoft UK

Microsoft first began accepting bitcoin as a payment option for select digital goods on 11th December, and has since been open about the factors that could influence the program’s expansion outside the US.

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