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Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Cryptocurrency Converter Brings Credibility to Bitcoin.

I assume this is the up to date Bing logo but I can't be sure.
Bing. Remember Bing? Microsoft's search engine that you've only ever seen used in films and possibly if you've recently been to Japan? No? Well, it's pipped Google to the post for once with a simple addition that has left us thinking "Why didn't Google do this first?"



Spiderman uses Bing. There goes my willing suspension of disbelief.

Microsoft has added legitimacy to cryptocurrency Bitcoin by being the first to offer a Bitcoin currency converter. Is this another step in the increasing credibility of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies? Will we see a growth in usage that shirks off the shady reputation that surrounds the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto, his creation and the Silk Road?

Well, no. Mainly because I can't get it to work.

Here's a picture from the Bing blogpost on the new Bitcoin converter.



Simple, right? Not so much. After trying and failing to use the converter for pounds to Bitcoin I assumed I was being an idiot. Occam's Razor and all that. So I tried using the EXACT search phrase seen above.



Nope. *Slow clap. #EPICfail and so on and so forth.