Schiphol passengers can swap euros for cryptocurrencies

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Passengers at Schiphol Airport can exchange their leftover euros for Bitcoin or Ethereum at a Bitcoin ATM, the first such service offered in Europe.

The Bitcoin ATM at Schiphol is a six-month trial aimed at exploring whether a demand for this service exists among passengers. The Bitcoin ATM is located in Arrival Hall 2 and in the corridor to Departure Halls 1 and 2.

Tanja Dik, director of consumer products and services at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, said, “Schiphol is constantly looking for ways to innovate and provide optimum service to passengers.

“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.

Herman Vissia, director at ByeleX, added, “We are excited that Schiphol is willing to join us in exploring ways to introduce passengers to the new crypto-reality.”

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