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Austrian Post Builds the Future of Digital Stamp Collecting

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PRESS RELEASE. Austrian Post, The Austrian National Postal Service has announced the launch of its latest product called Crypto Stamp Art (CSA), which is based on the Ethereum blockchain. The shift in focus to going digital-first is significant as the Austrian Post is a major player in the blockchain industry and has successfully sold multiple iterations of crypto stamps since 2019. stamp, which was accompanied by its digital counterpart.

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The launch of CSA is scheduled for July 22, 2022, after the corresponding block of physical special stamps is released on July 1. Collectors can purchase the 2500 CSA Mystery Box exclusively at tokapi.com.

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Each digital mystery box contains 4 non-fungible tokens (NFTs), a special stamp block, and a physical trading card known as a special art stamp. Each NFT has color values ​​distributed at different frequencies with increasing rarity.

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Rarities include:

Red: 100 editions | 1% rare.

Yellow: 1000 editions | 10% rare.

Blue: 3000 editions | 30% rare.

Rose: 5896 editions | 58.96% rare.

Violet/Green/Teal/Friedrich: 1 issue each | 0.01% rarity.

It is important to note that only Mystery Box buyers will receive an exclusive physical art print after purchase.

What makes a unique art print so special?

This exclusive art card is a strictly limited trading card equipped with various security features and an NFC chip. In addition, it can be broken in the middle. The right side shows an imprint of a work of art, while the left side can be used as a regular print.

Bridging the gap between traditional and digital worlds with classic stamps

The first edition of the CSA is a modern interpretation of the 1851 Merkur newspaper stamps. The original series was produced in four color variants. Unfortunately, very few copies of the Red Mercury remain today, making it one of the rarest stamps in Europe and by far the most valuable stamp in Austria.

Josef Anksmann, a copper engraver, designed the original stamps in the 19th century. Encode Graphics, together with Ari Pratama and PR1MAL CYPHER, a renowned Austrian digital artist and NFT expert, have developed a new edition in 2022. A new special block of stamps with a face value of €3.70 was issued 150,000 times. It can be obtained at all post offices at online store.post.at

To encourage NFT adoption in Austria and around the world, the Austrian Post will give away a special block of stamps free of charge to CSA Mystery Boxes buyers. In addition, each box contains four NFT collectibles and a special limited edition art stamp.

CSA Mystery Boxes will be available exclusively on tokapi.com 500 euros per box from 22 July. You do not need to be a blockchain expert to participate in the drop. Tokapi makes it easy to use your credit card or make an instant transfer and doesn’t require you to create a cryptocurrency wallet.

Cryptocurrency art is just the beginning

This edition marks the start of the newly developed art project Crypto Stamp. It forms a digital collectible with a physical counterpart, but the focus is on collecting digital art and collaborating with the greats of the NFT scene.

The Austrian Post is betting on new interpretations and has already been able to attract other world-famous artists who will realize future editions of crypto-stamps.

In support of the upcoming launch, Patricia Liebermann, Head of Philately at Austrian Post AG, states: “There has been a generational change in collecting. Young people are using NFTs to make digital collectibles truly valuable and unique. This is a great opportunity for us to bridge the gap between physical and digital collecting with cryptographic art that speaks to all generations.”

Daniel Lenikus, CEO of Tokapi, commented on the partnership with the Austrian Post:

“Blockchain is changing the world even faster than the Internet and usually makes it much more difficult. We remove these barriers. NFTs should be an inclusive technology for everyone, not just a select few with extensive blockchain knowledge. At Tokapi, we provide the easiest way for collectors to buy digital assets and in doing so, help attract a new wave of collectors.”

About Austrian Post

Austria Post AG is a leading provider of postal, logistics and services central to the Austrian economy with over 20,000 employees. The company pays special attention to ensuring the highest quality every day and offers a comprehensive portfolio of products and services that best meets the needs of its customers.

In addition, the leading logistics company separates its operations into three divisions: Mail, Parcel & Logistics and Retail & Bank. It also has an international presence, especially in Germany, Turkey and other Central and Eastern European countries.


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Credit : news.bitcoin.com

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