Coinbase is probably set to become one of the biggest bitcoin companies in the digital industry. After its recent launch of the Lunar Exchange, the first licensed bitcoin exchange in the U.S., the company is now joining hands with Internet search giant Google to launch a special support app through Google Now, the site’s mobile on-demand information service.
Coinbase proudly announced the launch on their blog, saying:
“Beginning next week, some users of the Google app on Android will be able to receive Now cards from Coinbase. These notifications […] will provide you with timely updates, like bitcoin price changes, the delivery of bitcoin to your Conbase wallet, and other transaction information. The functionality will be rolling out to all Android users over the next few weeks.”
Lately, Google really seems to be getting into bitcoin, or at least it seems to be taking it seriously. Just last year the search engine added a bitcoin price ticker to its financial page. Now with this news, many are starting to believe that Google’s opinion of the digital currency is growing in strength and size alike.
Online news source The Verge had plenty to say in its acknowledgement of the app, saying:
“It’s a big step forward for Google Now and the concept of having a one-stop digital assistant that has a view into all of the things you’re doing and are interested in… Given how useful Google Now has proven thus far, it might be worth opening up some third-party apps if you’re heavily reliant on the service.”
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