Users of privacy oriented search engine DuckDuckGo can now access detailed information about their bitcoin transactions thanks to a recent integration with Biteasy.
is the startup behind an API that lets developers pull transaction data directly from the bitcoin block chain. The company recently submitted a GitHub pull request to DuckDuckGo, allowing the code to provide expanded block chain data access for search engine users. Previously, DuckDuckGo could be used to access wallet balance information, a feature added
On 12th August, Biteasy announced that the DuckDuckGo API integration is complete. The company said the onboarding of the API is a collaborative process and that communication is open and positive between the two platforms.
A representative for Biteasy told CoinDesk:
As the images below show, the DuckDuckGo integration allows users of the private search engine to look at transaction data and wallet information.
The information provided mirrors data available from platforms like Blockchain. Users can see a block’s size, its difficulty and the associated fees. The search engine took a different approach compared to the services offered by Google and Yahoo!, providing network data rather than information about prices.
Biteasy told CoinDesk that it’s possible the DuckDuckGo integration could be a model for how search engines create intuitive environments for accessing block chain information, saying:
Biteasy added that it will be expanding on its services in the future, providing more in-depth block chain data that can be integrated via its open-source API.
Images via Shutterstock, Biteasy
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