Austrian Post Creates Crypto Collectible Stamps to be Authenticated via Blockchain
Many people collect postal stamps. While this hobby may not be so famous as it once was, the Austrian Post office has decided to modernize it a little bit, releasing a line of crypto collectible stamps, which was revealed via a press release.
The press release stated that the new collection will be the first one to ever be authenticated using the blockchain technology. A total of 150,000 copies will ever be sold and each one of them will cost $6.90 EUR.
After you buy your stamp, you will notice that it will come in two parts. One part is basically the actual stamp, which you can use whenever you want to send mail and the other one is the credential that is used for blockchain authentication. This is basically the part that makes it unique and more interesting, as it changes how people will actually store their stamps.
Crypto Collectibles Are Getting Popular
Everybody remembers Crypto Kitties, right? Crypto collectibles are a huge market. Many people liked the idea of having something unique that nobody else will ever have and storing it forever on something like the blockchain is one of the most secure ways to hold it with your forever.
This led to the so-called Crypto Kitties mania that was so strong until last year, in which the app turned into the most popular Ethereum app and several others appeared as well.
Recently, for instance, a virtual car called “1-1-1” car was auctioned for the blockchain racing game F1 Delta Time. The car actually cost $110,600 USD for the buyer, which just highlights how huge this market has become.
F1 Delta Time, in case you are not familiar with the product, is a competitive racing game in which you have several cars and you can bet on races using their unique stats to see which one wins.
The game is very focused on trading cars, which are all non-fungible ERC-721 tokens, just like Crypto Kitties. They were, like all kind of collectible, only produced in small quantities, which raised their value in the market.