New Starbucks partnership with Microsoft allows customers to pay for Frappuccinos with bitcoin

Starbucks along with Intercontinental Exchange, Microsoft and BCG, among others, is working to launch a new company called Bakkt that will enable consumers and institutions to buy, sell, store and spend cryptocurrencies on the global network by November.

Cryptocurrency skeptics have challenged its use for payments because of its volatility. Bitcoin for example, has dropped by roughly 50 percent this year, and its value often changes by hundreds of dollars in a single day.

But with Starbucks taking cryptocurrency seriously, it could help bitcoin break through as a mainstream currency.

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