• Michael Bacina

Microsoft Excel adopts Bitcoin as a Currency


Microsoft was an early mover in accepting Bitcoin for payments back in 2014, but recently the eagle-eyed out there have seen that Bitcoin has also found it's way into Excel Online (the online hosted version of spreadsheet standard Excel) with users now able to format currency in Bitcoin complete with all necessary decimal places.


The debates over whether Bitcoin is a commodity or currency (and noting that on one view a currency is just a commodity which is recognised as money) may continue, but for users of Excel Online, the matter seems settled. Also, there isn't a selection to format numbers as a commodity so that was never really an option.