While Google’s feature appears to be a good thing for crypto adoption, a CIO says a move from Apple would make the “crypto industry go from 100 miles an hour to 250 miles in a heartbeat.”
Google’s latest crypto feature enables some Ethereum wallet addresses to have their ETH balances tracked straight off of the Google search engine — saving the need to make the trip to Etherscan.
The feature was first made public by the Principal of Google Ventures Han Hua in an Oct. 11 Twitter post.
Well done, blockchain address is now available in Google Search! pic.twitter.com/7IuKv1gddR
— Han⚡️ (@hhua_) October 11, 2022
But Cointelegraph’s attempt to search for a Bitcoin address revealed a no-show on Google. Angel Investor Stephen Cole was not impressed, tweeting “Does Google not know about Bitcoin?”
Cointelegraph also tried several different Ethereum addresses — most of which didn’t work. So the functionality is very limited at present and may improve over time.
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