Passengers at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol can now exchange their leftover euros for Bitcoin or Ethereum at a “Bitcoin ATM”, which is being trialled at the airport.
The six-month trial will explore whether a demand for this service exists among passengers. However, the maximum amount that each passenger can redeem is limited to €100.
“Schiphol is constantly looking for ways to innovate and provide optimum service to passengers,” said Tanja Dik, Director of Consumer Products & Services at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
“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 trial is the result of cooperation between Schiphol and the Dutch company ByeleX Data Solutions BV, The Byecoin Company.
“We are excited that Schiphol is willing to join us in exploring ways to introduce passengers to the new cryptoreality,” stated ByeleX Director Herman Vissia.