Google Finance added crypto pricing to the Finance.google.com domain. The section titled “Crypto” is now displayed next to the traditional stock and currency markets in the “Compare Markets” category. The section contains important pricing information for various cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH).
Google Finance users can now track the performance of various cryptocurrencies with just one click.
Google’s parent company Alphabet also owns the video platform YouTube, which has consistently angered crypto users by banning educational and news content, which is often seemingly random. Cointelegraph and CoinDesk, the two largest publications in the crypto news space, were banned after the video streaming platform confirmed that they were not violating YouTube’s Terms of Service.
The cryptocurrency market has drawn mainstream attention over the past year as institutional investors and corporations began to invest in the asset class. Their stake helped push the cryptocurrency market cap to over $ 1 trillion in January. Crypto market cap would peak north of $ 1.7 trillion in February before declining. At current values, the digital asset class is worth more than $ 1.4 trillion.
Both retail acceptance and institutional interest have grown rapidly over the past three months. And as big companies like Tesla and Mastercard actively use cryptocurrencies, the need for clearer regulation is growing, according to Hester Peirce, US Securities and Exchange Commissioner.
The call for clearer guidelines on digital assets is likely to get louder as the bull market warms up. In the meantime, said Peirce, the new Biden government can take a fresh look at the regulatory aspect.