Austrian Post Continues its Surge Through the Blockchain

Unbeknownst to most, one of the true pioneers of the NFT space is the Austrian postal service.  As a result, it blazed a trail in 2019 with its pioneering physical postage stamps, which unlocked a digital NFT twin for philatelists to fawn over. This blurred the barriers between traditional stamp collecting and cutting-edge blockchain technology, bringing in a whole new generation of postal lovers throughout the world.

They’re returning with their most ambitious drop yet, after three years of constant non-fungible endeavors! The Austrian Post will debut the Crypto Stamp Art collection Tokapi on July 22 at 18:00 CET through the Ethereum blockchain.

A well planned NFT drop

Philatelists and NFT collectors will be able to acquire a fantastic mystery box from the Tokapi platform upon its launch, with no prior crypto expertise required. Each will be available for a fixed charge of €500 by standard credit card payment or immediate transfer. There, they will discover four remarkable NFTs of different rarity, as well as a highly unique physical component. Each item is redone by high-calibre artist Primal Cypher and his Marvel-affiliated company, Encode Graphics, and features The Mercury, Austria’s most rare stamp-based design.

In all, 2,500 mystery boxes will be available, each containing four core rarities: Rose (58.96%), Blue (30%), Yellow (10%), and Red (1%), as well as four rare and infinitely collectible 1 of 1 NFTs.

Meanwhile, each pack has its own unique claim physical object, which includes a distinctive card that, when torn down the middle, reveals a magnificent artwork on one side and a completely useable postal stamp on the other.

“Through our partnership with Austria Post we aim to draw the age old past time of stamp collecting into the blockchain era, and introduce it to a brand new generation of collectors.” – Daniel Lenikus – Tokapi CEO

As philately enters a new era, this is an exciting development for the time-honored pastime of stamp collecting.