Currently we are aware that we don’t support Bech32 addresses (Bitcoin addresses that start with ‘bc1’ or Litecoin addresses that start with ‘M’) This is a limitation of the software of Lamassu. The good news is that a fix will be released soon. For the time being please don’t use wallets that have use bech32 addresses.
Because of renovation plans at Schiphol we were forced to remove our ATM.
From now on it’s possible to purchase Litecoins at Schiphol Airport and additionally we have increased the transaction limit from €100,- to €500,-
Upcoming Sunday (21-10-2018) we will perform maintenance on our ATMs, as a result it will not possible to use our ATMs from 18:00 until 19:30.
Unfortunately the problem hasn’t been fully resolved yet, we expect this to be ready this afternoon(02-10-2018).
Because of unexpected Bitcoin demand the last few days, a technical issue has appeared between the ATM and the crypto exchange. We hope that we’re up and running again tomorrow evening (28th of September) or in worse case the Monday evening first of October. Our apology for any inconveniences this may cause. (Our ATM at Schiphol is still operational)
The Byecoin Team
Starting now, passengers at Schiphol can exchange their leftover euros for Bitcoin or Ethereum at a ‘Bitcoin ATM’. The ATM is a trial and Schiphol is the first European airport to offer this service.
“Schiphol is constantly looking for ways to innovate and provide optimum service to passengers,” says Tanja Dik, director of Consumer Products & Services at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. “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.”
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.
This trial is the result of cooperation between Schiphol and the Dutch company ByeleX Data Solutions BV, ‘The Byecoin Company’. “We are excited that Schiphol is willing to join us in exploring ways to introduce passengers to the new cryptoreality,” according to ByeleX director Herman Vissia.