Amsterdam’s Schipol International Airport now features cryptocurrency ATM’s in there departure and arrival halls. The machines are on a six month trial period and offer Bitcoin (BTC) or Ethereum (ETH).
The new service provides an excellent way for visitors to exchange any remaining euros they have for cryptocurrency before leaving the continent.
In a press release introducing the new machines, Tanja Dik, Director of Consumer Products & Services at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, stated:
Travelers […] can easily exchange ‘local’ euros for the ‘global’ Bitcoin or Ethereum. This can be useful because they can no longer make use of Euros in their home country.”
The machines are made possible by a joint venture between the airport and Dutch company Byelex Data Solutions BV, a blockchain initiative in the Netherlands that has its own coin, Byecoin.
Bitcoin ATM’s are becoming more and more popular across Europe, with the UK featuring 152 machines. Other airports getting involved in cryptocurrency include Australia’s Brisbane International Airport, which recently announced plans to accept cryptocurrency at various airport retail outlets.
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