Amsterdam, Netherlands presents a fine opportunity for cryptocurrency trades at their Schiphol airport. The airport is installing an Automated teller Machine (ATM) that will enable travellers to directly swap their Euros for Bitcoin or Ethereum.
The airport made this known in an announcement on Wednesday that the machines will be located at the departures terminal and this will offer all travellers an opportunity to convert their Euros for cryptos for easier transactions forward.
This new ATM service is being provided in partnership with Dutch software firm ByeleX and it will be first piloted for six months and this can be expanded based on demand and response of usage by travellers.
Tanja Dik who is the Director of Consumer Products and Services at Schipol said that “with the Bitcoin ATM, we hope to provide a useful service to passengers by allowing them to 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.”
This move sees an increasing number of international Airports beginning to embrace the idea of providing cryptocurrency exchange services to travellers. Earlier in the year, Australia’s Brisbane airport also rolled out a system for crypto-payments for travellers.