Last week, Dish Network became the largest company to accept bitcoin payments. Payment processor Coinbase will handle the cryptocurrency for Dish, instantly converting bitcoins into dollars to eliminate price volatility concerns for the satellite TV company.
And the latest news of bitcoin acceptance comes from a potentially unlikely source: Rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, who is reportedly accepting the currency for his new album "Animal Ambition."
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"The positive news never stops," Ver said.
To be sure, bitcoin still receives its share of bad press. Earlier Tuesday, Erik Voorhees, the co-owner of two bitcoin-related sites, agreed to pay the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission roughly $51,000 to settle charges that he illegally offered shares of unregistered ventures.
And earlier this year, Manhattan federal prosecutors subpoenaed several bitcoin exchanges as part of an investigation into illegal online transactions.
Whatever the reason for it, though, the recent swing to the upside only begins to make up for lost ground since bitcoin's December highs above $1,100.
—By CNBC's Everett Rosenfeld