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Dish will soon let you pay your bill with bitcoins

Edgar Alvarez, @abcdedgar
May 29, 2014
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While some companies are steering clear of Bitcoin, others, like Dish, are now getting ready to welcome the digital currency into the fold. Today, the satellite provider revealed that it plans to start accepting Bitcoin later this year, allowing customers to easily pay their bill online using virtual money. Dish is teaming up with Coinbase to handle the processing of these payments, which are expected to begin taking place during the third quarter of 2014. "We always want to deliver choice and convenience for our customers and that includes the method they use to pay their bills," Bernie Han, Dish executive VP and COO, stated in a company release. "Bitcoin is becoming a preferred way for some people to transact and we want to accommodate those individuals."

Along the same lines, Coinbase recently announced a new featured called Payment Pages, which, as the name suggests, will let you use its platform to receive payments or donations with Bitcoin. To kick this off, hip-hop artist Nas already has his very own hub -- one that he'll be using to take bitcoins and donate them to Watsi.org, an organization that provides medical care for people in need. With that, we'd say the past couple of days have been good for the social acceptance of the renowned digital currency.

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