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.
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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.