DISH adds Bitcoin Cash as Option for Customers; Migrates to BitPay for Cryptocurrency Payment Processing

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ATLANTA and ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 9, 2018  — DISH, the first subscription model pay-TV provider to accept Bitcoin beginning in 2014, today announced it has added Bitcoin Cash as a payment option and is now using BitPay, the largest global blockchain payments provider, as the payment processor for Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash transactions with customers. “We’ve added Bitcoin Cash just as we chose to accept Bitcoin to serve customers who have adopted a new way of doing business,” said John Swieringa, DISH executive vice president and chief operating officer. “We have a steady volume of customers paying with cryptocurrency each month, and BitPay will allow us to continue offering more choice and convenience to our customers.” DISH is migrating from its former payment processor to BitPay. DISH customers can use Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash to pay for monthly subscriptions, as well as pay-per-view movies and events. As a push transaction, a DISH customer sends the exact