The international airport, Schiphol, which serves Amsterdam is releasing an ATM that allows travelers to exchange their euros for bitcoin or ethereum.
The machine will be placed in the departures terminal, as per the airport, this way travelers can easily convert their spare euros to the two popular cryptocurrencies when they leave the country.
The release showed that the new ATM service, which is aided by a partnership with Dutch software firm ByeleX, is currently at the start of a six-month trial period to ascertain if there is sufficient demand from travelers.
Director of Consumer Products & Services at Schiphol, Tanja Dik, stated 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 international airports are also seeing the potential of cryptocurrency as a beneficial added service for their customers and are beginning to embrace the idea.
In addition, Brisbane airport in Australia also declared a plan to operate a crypto payment option for consumers shopping at retail outlets across the terminal earlier this month.