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Google Introduces Bitcoin Currency Symbol To IOS Keyboard


Google added bitcoin's 'B' symbol to its Keyboard on iOS devices, indicating the leading cryptocurrency's growing acceptance in the mainstream industry. The feature, however, is not added to Android keyboards.

The addition of the bitcoin currency key reflects Google users' growing interest in bitcoin. According to Google Trends, 'What is Bitcoin?' was the most popular search question in the United States and United Kingdom for 2018.

In the Google keyboard, the key can be accessed by holding down the dollar symbol. A pop up appears with several of the world's major currency symbols, and the Bitcoin symbol is located on the far left. It comes alongside the dollar, euro, yen, pound, Korean won, Russian ruble, Indian rupee, and the cent symbol.

In October last year, Google, which once had banned crypto-related adds, had talked about cryptocurrencies in an ad for its Call Screen service. The ad, however, did not give a clear picture of whether the internet giant's stance is positive or negative towards the digital currency.

The search engine giant in June last year had banned cryptocurrency and related ads including initial coin offerings or ICOs and cryptocurrency exchanges. The decision was to restrict the marketing of high-risk financial products. However, the company in late September decided to lift its ban, revealing its plans to allow regulated cryptocurrency exchanges to advertise in the United States and Japan.

Rumors about Google's own cryptocurrency in the making have been circulating for a while now.

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