The world is catching up to speed with the notion that Bitcoin is now a part of our everyday lives and is now acknowledged as mainstream.
Microsoft has recently added Bitcoin (BTC) as a currency option to the Microsoft Office Excel program’s list of currencies.
Martin Butler, Account Executive of Globals at Microsoft wrote,
“Excel will be able to recognize, format, calculate, and analyse numbers expressed in Bitcoin currency. The new feature will be available for Excel running under Windows 10, Android, Mac OS, and iOS, and will include Excel mobile versions as well.”
Microsoft has been a long-time supporter of BTC, with this latest move from the tech giant solidifying their support in BTC and the potential on a global scale that it holds.
Currently, it is the only digital currency that is available in their options. BTC has been hand picked by Microsoft to be added to the list due to their strong belief that BTC Blockchain is the most secure and least vulnerable digital currency and has the strong potential to stay in the market compared to other Cryptocurrencies.
Microsoft began accepting BTC payments five years ago in 2014, and has had a growing, strategic interest in the cryptocurrency for some time now.
The tech giant will continue to explore and develop ways that it can be adopted into the mainstream.
In more recent progressions, Microsoft has also announced that it is building a decentralised identity solution on the Bitcoin Blockchain, this proves that BTC is no longer an asset that can be ignored by global corporate giants.