A European airport is constructing an ATM allowing travellers converting their leftover euros to Bitcoin or Ethereum cryptocurrencies. The airport installing this ATM is Schiphol airport in the city of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Airport executives stated that they are going to install this machine in the departures terminal to travellers travelling outside euro-zone countries. Following the increasing interest in cryptocurrencies, travellers will get the opportunity to change their left-over euros.
Partnership with ByeleX
During the announcement, Schiphol airport stated that it is partnering with a Dutch software ByeleX to provide this service. In the meantime, ByeleX is conducting a six-month trial period checking if travellers will utilise this service.
In an interview, Schiphol director of Consumer Products & Services, Tanja Dik explained that: “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.”
Other airports are following suit
Schiphol is not the only airport to provide cryptocurrency trading inside the terminal. Another airport in Brisbane Australia has stated that they are planning to introduce a crypto payment option to all shopping and retail outlets across the terminal.
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