Microsoft is reportedly planning to expand support for cryptocurrency wallets across its next generation of hardware products, according to documents obtained by The Verge.
The documents, which were obtained from a source familiar with the company’s plans, suggest that Microsoft could potentially integrate crypto wallets into its upcoming devices. The devices in question include the all-in-one Xbox Series X, the Xbox Series S, and the Surface Neo.
The documents specify that the intention is to “enable customers to securely store, send, and receive digital assets and to track their accounts and transactional data.”
Other details from the documents also suggest that Microsoft is planning to enable customers to exchange East Asian currencies into digital assets, suggesting the company may be looking to expand its reach in the region.
The exact details of any cryptocurrency-related features have yet to be revealed. However, if Microsoft does indeed move forward with the plans, it could revolutionize the way that customers interact with digital assets.
The news comes as cryptocurrency and blockchain technology have seen a surge in popularity among both consumers and businesses alike. Companies such as PayPal and Tesla have already taken advantage of the technology to offer consumers new ways to pay for goods.
It remains to be seen whether Microsoft’s plans will become reality, but many in the industry are hoping that this is a sign that the company is looking to become a major player in the world of cryptocurrency.