Blockchain Postage Stamps and What it Means
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Issue dates and location for distribution of the Crypto Stamp worldwide
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Crypto Stamps Around The World
The crypto stamp is the world’s first ever blockchain stamp. This makes Österreichische Post AG the first postal company to introduce a stamp that can be used for postage purposes but is also saved as a digital image within the blockchain. Crypto stamp 1.0 was issued in 2019 and bears a unicorn, the heraldic beast of the Ethereum community. Crypto stamp 2.0 came out in June 2020 and depicted no fewer than four different animal motifs!
The United Nations stamps are connected to the Ethereum blockchain. Each stamp bears a unique secret code hidden behind a scratch-off area. The secret code enables its owner to activate exactly one counterpart of that stamp on the blockchain as an NFT.
The trading of the digital stamps is managed through the Ethereum blockchain. As with other countries, the availability is limited to 90,000 stamps in total, 30,000 per issuing office (Geneva, New York, Vienna), and encoded into the smart contract.
The first Croatian crypto stamp is a combination of philately and modern technology. Interesting thing about the stamp is that after purchasing the crypto stamp, the part used for paying the postage may be detached, while the digital part remains to be used in the blockchain. The digital token has been created on the Ethereum platform and is represented as a non-fungible token (NFT) in the blockchain.
The stamp has been issued in five categories,
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- Thu, Jul 01http://www.gibraltar-stamps.com/index.php?curchasers of the Gibraltar Crypto Stamp will also receive a first entitlement to an NFT collectible counterpart, with an exclusivity period of approximately 8 weeks, prior to general release of the NFT, slated for around mid-July 2021.
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In June 2019, Austrian Post started selling the world’s first blockchain stamp. The so-called Crypto stamps have been published with 150,000 of such stamps placed in circulation. The stamps have a nominal value of 6.90 € which is (was) also the official selling price.
Though the stamps are normal postage stamps, each stamp also has a digital counterpart. This digital counterpart of the physical stamp can be in five colours, each with a different degree of uniqueness: Red (1,500 pieces), Yellow (10,000 pieces), Blue (20,000 pieces), Green (40,000 pieces) and Black (78,500 pieces).
Buyers of the normal version of Crypto stamps (i.e. stamps that can be purchased in retail stores or in the normal online shop) will receive a stamp with two scratch fields. Behind these scratch fields are individual access data to a digital wallet within the Ethereum block chain. This wallet can be used with special browsers (e.g. Firefox and Chrome, after the browser plugin “Metamask” has been installed). If you just want to have a look into your wallet, you can enter the printed address on https://crypto.post.at/wallet. An unused wallet contains a small amount of the crypto currency ether (0.00166 ETH), which has a value of approximately € 0,35. The wallet also contains an individual token, which forms the technical basis for the digital counterpart. If you want to get a deeper look, you can enter the address on https://etherscan.io/.
Intro to Crypto Stamp Collecting
What can you call a hobby which teaches so much—in addition to providing fun and pleasure? Stamp collecting helps instruct the collector in geography, biography, history, culture and art. Stamps are miniature gateways to the world.
Stamp collecting has very few rules. You don't have to buy expensive sneakers or rackets to enjoy it. However, there are a few simple things to remember when collecting stamps.
Which Stamps to Collect?
First of all, one of the essential rules to remember is that the condition of a stamp is a highly important consideration. Badly torn and mis-handled stamps are not only unpleasant to the eye, but they are worth next to nothing when compared to their undamaged counterparts. Try to acquire the finest possible specimens. Stamps are rated in condition from poor to superb.