As cryptocurrency edges its way more into the mainstream, Google Finance has added crypto prices to its finance.google.com domain and now has a tab in ‘Compare Markets’, alongside the stock market and currency markets. Currently, Google has added prices for Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash.
In the past YouTube, which is owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, has angered crypto enthusiasts for banning crypto-related educational and news content. Even Cointelegraph and Coindesk have been suspended from the platform at times, until they proved they had not violated the terms of service.
The crypto market is attracting more mainstream attention, as institutional investors and corporations have started to invest in the asset class and helped to push the entire market cap past $1 trillion in January. After some corrections in February, it is worth $1.4 tn.
Furthermore, Tesla, Mastercard an and Visa are amongst the major firms embracing crypto and the need for clearer regulations is growing, especially as the bull market heats up. United States Securities and Exchange Commissioner Hester Peirce says, the new Biden administration can provide a fresh look at the regulatory aspect.