While waiting for your flight at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, you can get rid of your extra euros and exchange it for cryptocurrency. The Schiphol Airport Cryptocurrency ATM was launched yesterday, making the airport the first in Europe to have one.
In a press release, director of Consumer Products & Services at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Tanja Dik said:
Schiphol is constantly looking for ways to innovate and provide optimum service to passengers. 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.”
The ATM is available on a trial basis. It will be on site for only six months, to determine whether there is enough demand for the service. It is strategically located in Arrival Hall 2 and is also in the corridor to Departure Halls 1 and 2 – obviously where foot traffic is high.
The project is the result of a collaboration between the Schiphol Airport management and ByeleX Data Solutions BV, ‘The Byecoin Company’.