Microsoft Updates Bing Search Engine for Bitcoin Currency Conversions

(CoinDesk) Microsoft revealed on Monday that its Bing search engine will now automatically convert currency denominations to BTC in response to simple commands.

These include queries such as “$13 to BTC” or “0.45 BTC to euros,” which when entered will reveal answers using the most up-to-date price data from San Francisco-based Bitcoin wallet provider Coinbase.

The move is notable as it could represent a willingness on the part of Microsoft to embrace Bitcoin. Further, the decision could force Google, the world’s most popular search engine, to update its own currency converter.