Google will surely regret the loss of Bitcoin conversion tool used to make a quick bitcoin rate conversion . That’s because Bing has now added support for bitcoin conversions. So if you’re a Microsoft’s Bing search engine user , you no longer need to go past the search bar.
To use, you can simply type in a query like “20 btc to usd” or “20 usd to btc”. A result will appear below with the appropriate conversion rate. We’ve been able to convert in USD, EUR, CNY, and GBP — so it’s probably safe to assume most currencies are supported. Microsoft’s search engine has incorporated the Bitcoin currency conversion tools and supports over 50 currencies in its index.
Rates come from San Francisco-based Coinbase, which operates as a buying/selling house over a traditional exchange.
“As Bitcoin (the peer-to-peer payment system and digital currency) makes headlines and captures the world’s attention, we thought it was only natural to give you an easy way to track real-time fluctuations,” explains the Bing team in a blog post about why it chose to incorporate the cryptocurrency and its exchange rates onto its search engine.
Apple recently took down what was considered the last Bitcoin wallet on its App Store, Blockchain. In response, a Reddit thread came up where the original poster said that he would give out not only one Nexus 5 each to the first 5 people to smash their iPhones in protest against Apple, he would also donate a Moto G each time to charity. While his profile was deleted not too long after the post on Reddit, it looks like he did follow through with his offer and sent across a phone each to the first five Bitcoin enthusiasts who showed their dissent against Apple for yanking out Blockchain by smashing their iPhones.
You can head on to Bing.com from today only and can ask the search engine how many Bitcoins are Rs 100 or how many dollars make up one Bitcoin or any other currency you want to know. News are that Microsoft will be partnering with Coinbase in order to provide real-time results of Bitcoin value and its conversion into multiple currencies. So convert to Bitcoin easily now.
Although having a currency conversion tool on a search engine is not such a big achievement but having this first among all search engines can be a big point for Bing especially over Yahoo! The company would also be endearing itself in the eyes of thousands of Bitcoin lovers who are very passionate about the currency.
Now the question remains is for How long will Google take to do the same?
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