While Bitcoin might not necessarily be looked upon favorably by governments, such as Russia and China, there are many out there who have started to accept the currency as a legitimate form of payment. That being said, we guess we can’t say we’re too surprised to learn that tech companies such as Microsoft have also decided to embrace Bitcoin, although not in the way that you might expect. While Microsoft isn’t exactly accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment, the company has recently announced that as far as Bitcoin conversion is concerned, Bing has been recently updated to include that feature.
According to the Bing blog, “Starting today, you will find instant Bitcoin conversions at the top of your Bing results.” However as it stands, this feature is only available in the US, Australia, Canada, India, and the UK, but Microsoft expects that it will be rolled out to other markets in the future. Like we said while this does not necessarily mean that Microsoft will take Bitcoin as payment, it is a sign that shows that Microsoft acknowledges the currency, compared to Apple who has been busy trying to remove Bitcoin-related apps from its App Store. So if you’re an avid Bitcoin trader or watcher and would love to keep up with the fluctuating value, hit up Bing’s search and give the conversion a go!