Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Finance has finally launched a Bitcoin price tracker that not only offers market information across several major fiat currencies, but also shows the breaking news in the world of digital currency. Soon after the Yahoo! Finance Bitcoin price listing this move has come from the internet giant. Late April, Bitcoin prices were added to its terminals by Bloomberg as well.
In February, Microsoft added Bitcoin currency conversion to Bing, and the data for was provided by digital wallet company Coinbase.
Simplicity of design
Prices in BTC/USD markets can be accessed by the users and also in the pound sterling, yen, euro, renminbi, Australian dollar and Canadian dollar markets. Historical prices dating back to June 2013 can also be reviewed with the help of this tool. Quick BTC-to-fiat conversions are also enabled with the help of Google Finance Bitcoin tool along with enabling calculations across dozens of currencies that include the Yemeni rial and the Bangladeshi taka as well.
Google Finance has a simple layout that allows easy navigation and does not have many bells and whistles attached. Multiple fiat currencies can be listed by the users against Bitcoin prices. Also, the tool comes with a news tracker that helps in pegging the timing of news releases with the fluctuations in the market. The tool from Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has a lot of similarities with tool from Yahoo! Finance, but for graphs and news tickers it utilizes different layout schemes. The facility of converting Bitcoin price into other currencies is not yet offered by Yahoo! Finance.
Google Glass may get Bitcoin
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) in the past intimated that sometime in the future, the company will, in some capacity, start accepting Bitcoin. The director of ideas at Google, Jared Cohen had made a remark that ‘digital currencies are inevitable.’ If we look at the technology side, it is possible that a place could be acquired by Bitcoin in Google Glass.
Recently, a new app named Nod to Pay has been announced by a start-up called Eaze that allows Bitcoin payments to the Google Glass wearers along with providing the Blockchain and Coinbase users with wallet support.