A few weeks ago, we noted how some major tech companies were looking into bitcoin.
But now that it’s been the subject of a lot of discussion on Wall Street, it’s starting to become more mainstream, with tech giants like Apple and Microsoft announcing plans to accept the digital currency.
That’s good news for those who use the digital asset to make payments.
But for those hoping for a big boost in business opportunities from bitcoin, it seems like a mixed bag.
While the digital cryptocurrency has helped propel a number of companies into the spotlight, it hasn’t yet made a major impact on Wall St. For those of us who have been following the currency’s meteoric rise, the news may be bittersweet.
Here are five tech giants that are betting on bitcoin, but are treading carefully as more businesses accept the currency.1.
AppleBetsOn Tuesday, Apple announced it was going to accept bitcoin, joining Facebook, Microsoft, and other big companies that have been accepting the digital coin.
The company said it will be using the digital payment method to provide more flexible payments and better products for consumers.
It will also give Apple a platform to expand its services.
Apple CEO Tim Cook told CNBC on Tuesday that the company will be integrating its Apple Pay mobile payment system with Apple’s bitcoin service.
Cook said the partnership will give consumers more options for payments, including payments with Apple Pay.
Cook has previously said that Apple Pay will be integrated into Apple’s iCloud service, and Apple will also offer its payment service through the app store.
The company says it plans to offer bitcoin payments to consumers through its Apple Wallet app, as well as in the Apple Watch and Apple TV streaming devices.2.
GoogleChase has also taken a page from the bitcoin playbook, announcing plans on Monday to begin accepting bitcoin payments.
The announcement comes a week after the search giant added its own digital currency, Dash, to its payment app.
Dash, which is also known as the decentralized digital currency Bitcoin Cash, has been gaining popularity in recent months.
Google said it would be accepting Dash payments, adding that the new currency is currently the most popular cryptocurrency in the world.
Google also said it’s adding Dash payments to its Wallet app.
Google Chase says Dash is the most used digital currency in the U.S., and Dash is used by $11 billion of the approximately $40 billion in digital currency transactions in the country each day.3.
MicrosoftMicrosoft said on Monday that it would allow customers to use its Windows Store app to accept Bitcoin payments.
This would be the first time Microsoft has allowed customers to make transactions with bitcoin, and it comes after Microsoft announced earlier this year that it was taking a similar step.
The move comes a day after Microsoft also added Dash payments.
Microsoft also said the move would provide consumers with more convenient and convenient ways to pay.4.
AmazonThe retailer said it is “actively working to add bitcoin payment options to its marketplace in the coming weeks.”
Amazon’s announcement came a day before it launched its own cryptocurrency-based payment service.
Amazon said in a statement that it is exploring “all available payment options and will announce additional payment options as they become available.”5.
NetflixThe streaming giant said it was launching a new app that will let customers buy movies with bitcoin.
Netflix has also announced that it will add Dash payments into its Pay Later app, along with an app for Amazon Prime members.
The Netflix app will allow customers who have a smartphone with a Bitcoin wallet to make purchases using the cryptocurrency.