Amsterdam’s international airport, Schipol, has installed a cryptocurrency ATM that lets passengers convert their leftover euros into bitcoin or ethereum.The ATM is located near the airport’s departures terminal, permitting outbound travelers to convert the remainder of their euros into the two largest cryptocurrencies by market cap.
Tanja Dik, director of Consumer Products & Services at Schiphol, commented:
“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.”
In a more comprehensive embrace of cryptocurrencies, Australia’s Brisbane airport also published a plan to roll out a crypto payment option for consumers shopping at retail outlets across the terminal.