Swiss Post is releasing 175,000 physical stamps that have a digital counterpart on the blockchain — including 50 that have an exceedingly rare design.
Stamp collecting is a hobby that’s been passed down for generations — and now, it’s getting a crypto makeover.
While these physical stamps can be used to frank postal items as usual, they also have a unique twist: Each of them also provides access to a digitized stamp that’s stored on the blockchain, too.
‘Bridging the Gap’
In an announcement, Swiss Post says it wants to “bridge the gap” between the physical world of stamps and the digital crypto universe.
The collection is going to make its debut on November 25. It’s going to be sold in a select number of Swiss Post branches, and enthusiasts will also be able to snap one up online.
Although novel, Swiss Post isn’t the first postal service to make its way down the crypto rabbit hole.
And last but by no means least, the third and latest run featured crypto whales — as well as an NFC-supported authenticity check so investors can be sure that the stamp they’re purchasing is genuine.