The airport explained in an announcement on Wednesday that the machine is being located in the departures terminal since it will offer travelers an option to convert their remaining euros to the two popular cryptocurrencies when they leave the country.
According to the official blog post released by the airport authorities, this is going to be the first cryptocurrency ATM installed in a European airport. Also, it was stated that the installation is on six-month trial to make sure that the ATM is put through the works before a possible expansion.
The blog post reads, “For now, 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, which is located in Arrival Hall 2, is also in the corridor to Departure Halls 1 and 2. Many departing passengers walk by this location. The placement additionally enables us to offer visitors to Schiphol Plaza the opportunity to exchange their euros for Bitcoin.”
ByeleX Data Solutions, Amsterdam based technology firm installed the ATM. The firm recently opened a cryptocurrency ATM division to deal with the installation of cryptocurrency ATM.
ByeleX Director, Herman Vissia, gave a positive statement regarding the ATM to the airport, stating,
“We are excited that Schiphol is willing to join us in exploring ways to introduce passengers to the new cryptoreality.”
But some are feeling skeptical about the venture, but Tanja Dak, a representative from the airport, said,
Image via Schiphol airport
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