With Microsoft recently announcing the it will now accept bitcoin for almost all transactions, do you think the mainstream adoption of bitcoin is right around the corner? Furthermore, do you think this will result in an increase in bitcoin's value?
Microsoft will help in making Bitcoin an accepted currency. Whether that will make it "skyrocket" is a completely other matter.
The "value" will most likely increase because of the recognition Microsoft is giving Bitcoin. And as it is very unlikely that Bill Gates has merely become a Bitcoin-Collector, then Microsoft will also use Bitcoins and thus expand the whole "Bitcoin Marketplace".
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