Amsterdam Airport Lets Travelers Swap Leftover Euros For CryptoJune 21, 2018 3:19 pm
The international airport in Amsterdam will launch an ATM in the departures terminal allowing travelers to exchange their euros for bitcoin or ethereum, a CoinDesk report Thursday said.
The machine in the Schiphol departures terminal will offer travelers the option to convert any remaining euros to the two popular cryptocurrencies when they leave the country, the report said.
Working via a partnership with Dutch software firm ByeleX, the new ATM service is currently beginning a six-month trial period to determine if there is sufficient demand from travelers, a news release said.
Director of Consumer Products & Services at Schiphol Tanja Dik said “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 international airports are also starting to embrace the idea of cryptocurrency as a potentially beneficial added service for their customers, the report said.
Earlier this year, Australia’s Brisbane airport announced plans to roll out a crypto payment option for consumers shopping at retail outlets across the terminal, CoinDesk reported.
– WN.com, Jack Durschlag