Airport in Amsterdam Allows Travelers to Swap Leftover Euros for Bitcoin or Ethereum
Schiphol, the international airport serving Amsterdam, the Netherlands’ capital city, is soon going to install a bitcoin ATM that would let travelers swap their leftover euros for bitcoin or ethereum, according to an announcement on Wednesday.
The airport explained that the new ATM will be placed in the departures terminal since it would be convenient for travelers to exchange remaining euros to two of the most popular cryptocurrencies when they leave the Netherlands.
The new crypto ATM at Schiphol is currently undergoing a 6-month trial aimed at determining whether there is enough demand for it from travelers, the release indicates.
Tanja Dik, director of Consumer Products & Services at Schiphol Airport, commented:
“With the bitcoin ATM, we hope to provide a useful service to passengers by allowing them to easily exchange ‘local’ euros for the ‘global’ cryptocurrencies bitcoin and ethereum. That can be beneficial if, for instance, it’s not possible to spend euros in their home country.”
He added that the airport is always looking for ways to innovate and provide the best possible service to passengers.
The service is a result of the partnership between ByeleX Data Solutions BV and Schiphol Airport. Herman Vissia, ByeleX director commented:
“We are excited that Schiphol is willing to join us in exploring ways to introduce passengers to the new cryptoreality.”
The effort comes as major international airports embrace the idea of cryptocurrency as a beneficial innovative option for passengers.
Earlier this year, Brisbane Airport in Australia also announced that it will introduce a crypto payment option for customers shopping at retail stores across the terminal.
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