Dish Network: We’re now the largest company to accept bitcoin

You can add paying your TV provider to the list of things you can do with bitcoin. Satellite-TV service Dish announced today that it will begin accepting bitcoin later this year. With 14 million subscribers, Dish claims it is now the largest company to accept the cryptocurrency — joining a club of companies like and Virgin Galactic. The TV giant is negating some of the risk that comes with accepting bitcoin by using Coinbase’s Instant Exchange feature to immediately transfer bitcoin into USD. Still, the ability to pay a big company’s monthly bill marks another real world application for bitcoin.


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