Microsoft removes bitcoin payments option in Windows 10, Windows Mobile stores

In a recent update made to the Windows 10 support site, Microsoft has quietly disclosed that the bitcoin payments option in Windows 10 and Windows Mobile stores has been discontinued. The bitcoin payments option essentially enabled users to pay for items using the cryptocurrency.

According to reports, Microsoft's move to end support for bitcoin payments in Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile stores apparently came into effect at some point last week.

Though Microsoft has not made any official announcement about its discontinuation of the bitcoin payments option within the Microsoft Store, the move has been quietly conveyed by the company via a page that recently appeared in the Windows 10 support site.

The page, which marks an update to the Windows 10 support site, reads as follows: "You can no longer redeem Bitcoin into your Microsoft account. Existing balances in your account will still be available for purchases from Microsoft Store, but can't be refunded."

With the page clearly mentioning that Microsoft's end of support for bitcoin payments is applicable only to Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile stores, users have reported that they are able to continue adding bitcoins to their Xbox accounts.

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