After its support Bitcoin currency conversion was discovered one month ago, Google now allows you to convert Bitcoin straight from the standard search query.
Typing “1 bitcoin” or “1 BTC”, for example, returns the following result in the same manner as for “USD EUR”:
More sophisticated queries like “3 BTC” will return the total equivalent value. They have thus matched the functionality offered by Microsoft’s Bing:
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Yahoo Finance’s support for Bitcoin currency conversion was discovered before Google’s, but still lacks the standard search query functionality.
With Google’s conversion tool appearing in the search results just as for fiat-fiat conversions, users also have a greater choice of fiat for BTC conversion. In the Google Finance currency conversion tool, 7 major currencies can be chosen, whereas here, more than 90 are available.
The information displayed in standard search results both optically and pragmatically edges Bitcoin that much closer to popular consideration as a form of currency.