Yahoo Finance has integrated trading with Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and Litecoin (LTC) on its platform.
While statistics are available on the platform for other digital currencies like Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum Classic (ETC) or EOS, they currently do not have buy and sell options.
The development has led some in the crypto community to say that it is an important step forward for crypto adoption. Crypto enthusiast and founder of Morgan Creek Digital, Anthony Pompliano tweeted:
You can now buy Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin on Yahoo Finance.
THE VIRUS IS SPREADING 🚀
— Pomp 🌪 (@APompliano) August 29, 2018
BTC continues to trade near the $7,000 price point, according to Cointelegraph’s Bitcoin price index, after it broke through the $7,000 threshold on August 28. At press time, the leading cryptocurrency is trading around $7,043.
ETH is trading around $290 at press time, down 1.36 percent over the last 24 hours, seeing negligible price change on the day. Yesterday, August 28, ETH saw the first major upswing in price performance after a faltering week range bound between $270-280.
LTC is currently trading around $62, down 1.74 percent on the day, according to Coinmarketcap. The total market capitalization of the altcoin is nearly $3.6 billion, while its trading volume over the past 24 hours totalled around $222 million.
In March, the Japanese arm of internet giant Yahoo said it will open a cryptocurrency exchange “in April 2019 or later.” Yahoo Japan was going to buy 40 percent of BitARG Exchange Tokyo in April, and immediately dispatch executives to lay the foundations for the exchange to launch a year later.