Swiss Post launches Switzerland’s first crypto stamp

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Swiss Post has unveiled its plans to launch 175,000 Swiss crypto stamps on November 25, 2021.

The crypto stamp consists of two parts: the physical stamp and the digital design. The physical stamp has Switzerland’s traditional stamp design, with the Matterhorn mountain and the moon set against a blue background. This physical version can act as an ordinary stamp – it is self-adhesive and has a face value of CHF8.90 (US$9.60). However, it primarily serves to provide access to the digital design.

The digital design is accessed via a QR code printed on the physical stamp. By scanning this code, customers can view their digital crypto stamp online. The digital crypto stamps come in 13 designs. When purchasing a Swiss crypto stamp, customers will not know which digital design is linked to it. Buyers will only discover what the digital twin of their physical stamp looks like when they go online. As the stamps are designed to be digital collectors’ items, some designs are common and others are rarer and therefore more sought-after. For example, there are 65,000 copies of the most common digital design but just 50 of the rarest.

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