Digital postal service CaseMail has been certified by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as the first producer of blockchain generated ePostage labels. The USPS ePostage labels use CaseMail’s non-fungible token (NFT) mail technology and mark the world’s first blockchain supported postage.
“It’s fitting that the USPS, a historic institution that served as a vanguard during the founding of our country, is at the forefront of this revolution in communications and commerce. CaseMail’s USPS-certified blockchain postage provides additional credibility to the debate about the future of NFTs and the wider adoption of blockchain into everyday life,” said Joe Ruiz, founder and CEO of CaseMail.
“Using NFTs to help protect a process that’s both familiar and important to everyone – mailing a letter or package – helps demystify this important new technology. It is simply postage printed from the blockchain.”
USPS certification of CaseMail’s NFT blockchain ePostage labels is one of the first practical, real-world applications of the popular new technology. CaseMail tokens are digitally stamped on USPS ePostage labels and items being mailed. As a result, all data about the shipment and mailing history is recorded on the blockchain, creating a verifiable chain of custody for digital and physical assets. The technology certifies the content and delivery history, and the chain of custody can be cryptography verified, ensuring privacy for both the sender and recipients.
The initial rollout of the service is exclusively for legal professionals and government agencies. In the second quarter of 2021, the company will provide global access primarily through integration partnerships with providers of consumer and business services. Cryptocurrencies are not required and CaseMail tokens can be purchased with standard US currency.