Dish Network to Start Accepting Bitcoin Payments

by Christopher Freeburn | May 29, 2014 10:43 am

Dish Network to Start Accepting Bitcoin Payments

Subscribers to satellite TV provider Dish Network (DISH[1]) will soon have a new way to pay their monthly bills[2].

Bitcoins 300x168 Dish Network to Start Accepting Bitcoin Payments[3]
Source: Flickr[4]

Dish Network says that, beginning in the third quarter, its customers will be able to pay for their service with bitcoin. In a statement, Dish Network said it would partner with Coinbase to process bitcoin payments. Subscribers who make one-time payments through DISH’s mydish.com will be able to use bitcoin, the Wall Street Journal notes.

In addition to bitcoin, Dish Network subscribers will still be able to make payments through bank accounts, credit cards and debit cards.

A number of retailers have added bitcoin as a payment option[5].

Dish Network begins its fiscal third quarter on July 1.

In Thursday morning trading, DISH stock rose modestly.

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Endnotes:
  1. DISH: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=DISH
  2. a new way to pay their monthly bills: http://online.wsj.com/articles/dish-network-to-accept-bitcoin-payments-1401363621
  3. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Bitcoins.jpg
  4. Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/94480396@N03/9527545619/in/photolist-fvVanV-c7TeVY-e9SmUj-e9LG7B-e9LGa4-e9SmRY-gGPW7Z-gGHPHM-gGGQdP-gGQRbT-gGQT8b-gGPuRZ-gGGMyR-gGKKiy-gGKsRe-gGQCfz-gGHfXQ-gGKoCd-gGQPhA-gGQDZA-gGH99t-gGPa8F-gGQSLZ-gGKzwE-gGQnoQ-gGPF17-gGQPTn-gGLhKP-gGGKoY-gGQ2SN-gGQtjt-gGQF5G-gGQzK3-gGPnUw-gGHFex-gGRdyn-gGRmkp-gGQVp2-gGQLQD-gGKkDN-gGKCVU-gGQL7s-gGKQah-gGRhjt-gGQy8N-gGR1Rz-gGPGh3-gGKSvt-gGNZGf-gGQ8T2-gGQUSJ
  5. added bitcoin as a payment option: http://investorplace.com/2014/03/lord-taylor-bitcoin/#.U4dGfhZhOf0
  6. Bitcoin May Be Coming to PayPal: http://investorplace.com/2014/05/bitcoin-paypal-ebay/
  7. The Bitcoin ETF – Another Victim of Failed Market Timing?: http://investorplace.com/2014/05/winklevoss-bitcoin-trust-bitcoin-etf/
  8. Bitcoin: The Worst Investment in the World?: http://investorplace.com/2014/04/bitcoin/
  9. Bitcoin News: PayPal Competitor Stripe to Accept Bitcoin: http://investorplace.com/2014/03/bitcoin-news-paypal-competitor-stripe-accept-bitcoin/

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