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Austrian Post launches crypto stamp

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Austrian Post launches crypto stamp

Ian Kerr

Austrian Post has overdone it on the raspberry cordial. That’s what Aussie parents used to say when kids acted up or did odd things.

What’s Austrian Post done? It has released a crypto stamp (pictured above). And it’s either a genius idea or completely bonkers.

First of all, part of it is a stamp. Customers prepared to part with €6.90 can buy the stamp and stick it on something.

But just using it as a postage stamp that would be missing the point. While part of it is a stamp, the other part contains credentials to authenticate the stamp.

Also: there’s a unicorn on the stamp. (Something to do with Ethereum - which is another crytpo currency. Or something.) Regardless, it’s the most out-there stamp issue since Swiss Post’s emoticon stamp issue.

There are two things I like about Austrian Post’s crypto stamp issue:

  1. Collectability. Posts are always striving to create collectable stamps that appeal beyond the philatelic community. Austrian Post has produced 150,000 of these stamps.

  2. Austrian Post has created something crypto-related that maintains its value! Possibly a world first.

You can buy the stamps online.

From left: Felix Badura, Chief Operating Officer Patent & Founder Factory GmbH, Julia Obermüller, Markenkünstlerin Patent & Founder Factory GmbH, Stefan Nemeth, Leitung Produktmanagement Filialen der Österreichischen Post AG, Andreas Petersson, Managing Director Capacity Blockchain Solutions

From left: Felix Badura, Chief Operating Officer Patent & Founder Factory GmbH, Julia Obermüller, Markenkünstlerin Patent & Founder Factory GmbH, Stefan Nemeth, Leitung Produktmanagement Filialen der Österreichischen Post AG, Andreas Petersson, Managing Director Capacity Blockchain Solutions

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