Press Release Austria Post, Austria’s national postal service, has announced the launch of its newest product, Crypto stamp art (CSA), based on the Ethereum blockchain. The shift to focus on digitization first is important, as Austria Post is a major player in the blockchain industry and has successfully sold out several iterations of Crypto stamps since 2019. However, the previous generation of Crypto stamps were mostly sold around physical stamps with their digital twins.
The CSA launch is scheduled for July 22, 2022, after the release of the associated special physical stamp block on July 1. Collectors can purchase 2,500 CSA mystery boxes exclusively at available at tokapi.com
Each digital mystery box contains four non-fungible tokens (NFTs), a special stamp block, and a physical trading card called a special art stamp. Each NFT has a color value that is distributed at different frequencies with increasing rarity.
Rarities are as follows.
Red: 100 editions.
Yellow: 1000 edition | rarity 10%.
Blue: 3000 edition | Rarity is 30%.
Rose: 5896 edition | rarity is 58.96%.
Purple/Green/Turquoise/Friedrich: 1 edition each | rarity is 0.01%.
It should be noted that only purchasers of mystery boxes will receive a limited physical art stamp after purchase.
Unique Art Stamp Features
This limited art card is a strictly limited edition trading card with various security features and an NFC chip. Additionally, it can be folded in the center. The right side can be used as an artwork imprint and the left side as a traditional stamp.
Classic stamps bridge the traditional and digital worlds
The first edition of the CSA is a modern reinterpretation of the 1851 Merkur newspaper stamps. The original series appeared in four color values. Unfortunately, very few specimens of the Red Mercury remain today, making it one of the rarest stamps in Europe and the most valuable in Austria.
In the 19th century, copper engraver Josef Anxmann designed the original stamp, and Encode Graphics is proud to announce that Ari Pratama and renowned Austrian digital artist and NFT expert PR1MAL Together with CYPHER, they designed the new edition for 2022. The new special stamp block, with a face value of €3.70, has been issued 150,000 times. Available at all post offices, under available at onlineshop.post.at
To promote the NFT in Austria and around the world, Austrian Post will be distributing a special block of stamps free of charge to all CSA Mystery Box buyers. In addition, every box comes with four NFT collector’s items and a limited edition special art stamp.
CSA Mystery Boxes will be available exclusively at tokapi.com for €500 per box starting July 22. You do not need to be a blockchain expert to participate in the drop. Tocapi makes it easy to use credit cards and make instant transfers, no need to create a cryptocurrency wallet.
Crypto stamp art is just the start
This edition marks the beginning of the newly developed Crypto stamp art project. It forms a digital collector’s item with a physical counterpart, but with a focus on collecting digital pieces and collaborating with the greats of the NFT scene.
Austrian Post is betting on new interpretations and has already managed to attract other internationally renowned artists to implement future editions of Crypto stamp art.
In support of the upcoming launch event, Patricia Liebermann, Head of Philately at Austrian Post AG, said. ‘There is a generational shift happening in the collections. Younger people are using NFT to make digital collectibles truly valuable and unique. It is a great opportunity for us to bridge the gap between physical and digital collecting with Crypto stamp art that speaks to all generations.”
Daniel Lenikus, CEO of Tokapi, commented on the partnership with Austria Post.
“Blockchain is changing the world at an even faster pace than the Internet did, usually adding considerable complexity. We are trying to remove those barriers, and NFT should be an inclusive technology that everyone can use, not limited to a few people with extensive knowledge of blockchain. Tocapi provides the easiest way for collectors to purchase digital assets and thus help onboard a new wave of collectors.”
About Austria Post
Austria Post AG is a leading postal, logistics and service provider at the heart of the Austrian economy with 20,000 employees. The company focuses on delivering the highest quality every day and offers a comprehensive portfolio of products and services best suited to the needs of its customers.
The Top Logistics Company also organizes its operations into three divisions. Postal, Parcel&, Logistics, Retail&Logistics, Retail&and Banking. It also operates internationally, particularly in Germany, Turkey, and Central and Eastern European countries.
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