DISH TV Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments

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Another day, another major corporation accepting BTC. This time it’s DISH TV, a satellite TV provider that is working with Coinbase to accept bitcoin payments online.

Why is this news? Well, considering Overstock is now accepting $15,000 a day in Bitcoin sales, there is clearly some demand for paying for goods and services in cryptocurrency. Is this a gimmick on DISH’s part, probably aimed at gathering a techie audience completely incensed by Comcast? Sure. But it also means another major corporation is hopping on the bitcoin boat.

The company writes:

The bitcoin payment option is now available for DISH customers choosing to make one-time payments on Customers will still have the option to make any payment online via credit card, debit card or bank account.

Accepting bitcoin is easy and it will please a few nerds with wallets (myself included.) What will really be interesting is when bitcoin payments begin to surpass fiat currency payments and that, I fear, will be a long time coming.