Bitcoin Now Added as Excel Currency Option by Microsoft, BTC Goes Mainstream

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Tue, 05/28/2019 - 13:29
Yuri Molchan
Microsoft has added Bitcoin to the list of currencies in Excel, which basically means that BTC has been acknowledged as mainstream
Bitcoin Now Added as Excel Currency Option by Microsoft, BTC Goes Mainstream
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Among the major barriers that Bitcoin has to get over in order to be called mainstream is global spread through merchants wishing to accept BTC, customers wishing to spend it and some other factors.

However, now BTC has one less hurdle to overcome – Microsoft has recently added BTC as one of Excel’s currency options.

Other crucial milestones Bitcoin has achieved by now

Bitcoin has already been endorsed by celebrities, such as rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was spreading awareness of BTC and other crypto among his fans before being fatally shot recently, as well as NFL players, who wish to be paid in Bitcoin.

Starbucks has started accepting Bitcoin unofficially, and the system has been tested by the Winklevoss twins.

BTC has also been featured in the recently released ‘Crypto’ movie starring Kurt Russell. Even though the film gives crypto a bad name and is rather ‘anti-crypto’, still, this is an important milestone for Bitcoin.

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Microsoft and Bitcoin

Recently, Microsoft announced its plans to use the Bitcoin blockchain to build an ID system for protecting user data. The IT behemoth is also one of the major investors in Bakkt – a platform that is planning to start trading crypto for its institutional clients soon.

At press time, Bitcoin is trading at $8,710, showing a slight decline by 0.17 percent.

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About the author

Yuri is a journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future. ‘Hodls’ cryptocurrencies. Has written for several crypto media. Currently is a news writer at U.Today, can be contacted at yuri.molchan@u.today.