This week, Reddit user awsmbomb found out that Yelp now lets users filter businesses based on whether they accept cryptocurrency as payment.
However, the Redditor noted that, at present, the functionality of the new feature is limited to the iOS application for US-based consumers. Follow-up posts from awsmbomb confirmed that filtering for companies that support crypto payments is not currently available for desktop users.
Crypto Filter’s Limited Availability
UK-based users accessing the Yelp platform via smartphones and those who using its Android app are also unable to use Yelp’s ‘crypto filter’.
Although the recently introduced cryptocurrency filtering feature has its limitations, Yelp has a large user base as it reportedly attracts around 33 million unique monthly visitors to its platform. Notably, over 80% of the searches performed by users are made using smartphones.
In addition to apps like Yelp allowing users to filter searches based on whether certain businesses accept cryptos, the UK’s biggest travel company, Corporate Traveller, has recently started accepting bitcoin and bitcoin cash payments.The move was seen by some as a potential initial stepfor the Flight Centre Group, one of the world’s largest travel firms, to accept cryptocurrency payments.
Bitcoin-Related Searches Tripled
As CryptoGlobe reported earlier this month, Google searches for Bitcoin have tripled due to the recent surge in cryptocurrency prices. Earlier this month data from Google revealed that search interest related to BTC went from approximately 33 to 100 (out of 100) almost right after cryptocurrency prices rose.
However, Google’s data also showed that search interest related to bitcoin soon fell to around the 50 to 75 range. Despite the drop, overall search interest in the world’s most dominant cryptocurrency has shown significant improvements as it is well over the 25 level it had been averaging during the extended crypto bear market.
Data from Google also revealed that the countries with the most interest in Bitcoin were Nigeria, South Africa, the Netherlands, Austria, and Switzerland.