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DishTV becomes world's largest company to accept bitcoins

Dish Bitcoins will work for your satellite TV bill CNET


Dish Network is tuning in to Bitcoin to become the first major television service provider to allow customers to pay their bills with the cryptocurrency.

In announcing the news Thursday, Dish proclaimed that it is the largest company yet to accept bitcoins as it gets ready for customers to start settling their tabs with the digital currency in the third quarter of 2014. Bitcoin won't replace traditional credit or debit cards or the use of bank accounts to make payments, Dish added. It can only be used on one-time payments.

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It still confounds me that they'd do this, except as a marketing gimmick.

It's so hard to create and keep a Bitcoin wallet, no sane person would use it to buy things.

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