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Re: Microsoft to accept bitcoin

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 23:49:50 +0100
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhJa-VvrOKsiUqwmQUHtFw8GJwi3t37Qt1zqQzJN0anMgQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Eric Martindale <eric@bitpay.com>
Cc: Web Payments <public-webpayments@w3.org>
On 11 December 2014 at 22:54, Eric Martindale <eric@bitpay.com> wrote:

> For what it’s worth, this wasn’t quick – we worked hard on this for over
> three months.
>

Congrats!

I mean quick for a web giant, compared to others in the top 10.  Ordinarily
some may have expected a Google or a Facebook to be first, and Microsoft
follow.  (Just a personal opinion, no reflection on any of these firms)

This is great news.  Very impressed!


>
> Sincerely,
>
> Eric Martindale
> Developer Evangelist, BitPay
> +1 (919) 374-2020
>
> On Dec 11, 2014, at 4:51 PM, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> I was somewhat surprised to see how quickly microsoft were able to pull
> this off, over their rivals.  I think this moves bitcoin into the
> mainstream, if it wasnt before.  Perhaps standards bodies will now take it
> more seriously (I hope so!).
>
>
> http://blogs.microsoft.com/firehose/2014/12/11/now-you-can-exchange-bitcoins-to-buy-apps-games-and-more-for-windows-windows-phone-and-xbox/
>
>
>
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