DISH, Overstock, and Bootstrapping a New Currency
New and large merchants' announcements to accept bitcoin moves it closer to a mainstream monetary transition.
Pay TV provider Dish Network, one of the first big firms to accept bitcoin payments, has announced it now also accepts bitcoin cash.
DISH customers can now pay their monthly TV bills in bitcoin.
The satellite TV firm's newly published patent application details a means to combat online piracy using blockchain.
DISH COO Bernie Han speaks to CoinDesk about why bitcoin payments are smart business for the satellite service.
If anything, the news that satellite operator DISH Network will accept bitcoin is positive publicity for the virtual currency.