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Microsoft says it will still accept Bitcoin after 'inaccurate' info released

Bitcoin was almost dealt a major blow today when it seemed Microsoft would stop accepting the cryptocurrency for digital purchases through customer accounts. But the company now says an update to a support page was posted erroneously and contained "inaccurate" information. Bitcoin, Microsoft says, will still be honored.

"We continue to support Bitcoin for adding money to your Microsoft Account which can be used for purchasing content in the Windows and Xbox stores," a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement provided to The Verge. "We apologize for inaccurate information that was inadvertently posted to a Microsoft site, which is currently being corrected."

It's unclear how, exactly, the information made its way to the page. But Bitcoin boosters will take some solace in the fact that one of the currency's major corporate bastions is still safe.