You will not have to spend your time navigating back and forth to Etherscan, and you will be able to see your search results right at the top.
Google now provides data about Ethereum addresses via its search engine. When you enter an Ethereum address in the search bar, the world’s largest website will now show you how much Ethereum some wallets have.
This newly added feature is available via block explorer Etherscan. This website provides data about the Ethereum blockchain.
Han Hua, a crypto investor at Google Ventures, tweeted about Tuesday’s feature. Decrypt tried it with multiple addresses and some worked. This could indicate that Google is slowly rolling out this feature.
Ethereum has the second largest cryptocurrency market capitalisation after Bitcoin. Its blockchain is used for building popular decentralized apps (known as “dapps”). It hosts billions of dollars of NFT and DeFi trading activity.
Ethereum addresses can be viewed publicly. Anyone can see how much Ethereum a wallet has, which transactions it has made and what applications it has used on the network. This data can be extremely valuable for traders and analysts. Nansen and other companies have created businesses around making this data more accessible.
Google is becoming more crypto-focused. CNBC reported that Google would use Coinbase to begin accepting cryptocurrencies Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Dogecoin for payments for cloud services in the early part of next year.
Last month, Richard Widmann , Google’s Web3 & Cloud head of strategy, told that the company was working on expanding its Web3 features. This indicates that Google, undoubtedly one of the largest tech companies in the world has its sights set on the next interaction of the internet. This interaction heavily relies on blockchains.