Microsoft has disabled it on its website for direct payment of purchases of bitcoins. Instead you can now only contribute to the balance of a certain amount in USD which will then be converted into bitcoins.
In support of the company said that the decision was taken in July of 2017, due to the fact that accepting bitcoin had a lot of problems associated with processing and volatility.
Microsoft the first multinational corporations began to take bitcoin payments in 2014 for a limited range of products. In 2016 on the company’s website has already reported that accepting bitcoin is canceled, however it soon became clear that the message was posted by mistake.
In December of 2017 to accept bitcoins stopped the popular game service Steam. Representatives of the company said that the reasons for this decision were the high Commission and significant fluctuations in the prices of bitcoin.
However, even partially once from bitcoin, Microsoft remains a major player in the industry of the blockchain. In particular, the continued development of founded in 2015 Microsoft’s Azure platform BaaS on the basis of Ethereum, a company involved in the project R3 Corda, as well as working on their own platform corporate blockchains Coco.