Austrian Post Office gives out free Ethereum [ETH] with limited edition stamps, sold out immediately
In what appears to be a first, Austria’s national postal service, Austrian Post, is giving free Ethereum through limited edition stamps. Austrian Post Office has issued a limited edition Crypto Stamps with each stamp containing 0.001666666 ETH.
The crypto stamps are special stamps created by Austrian Post whose digital image is stored on an Ethereum blockchain. This allows the current owner of the stamp to view the entire lifetime of the stamp including former owners.
The new stamps are their own wallet, and also contains their own private key. According to Austrian Post, the private key is printed on the top of the image.
A total of 150,000 stamps will be issued. Stamps are divided by colors – Black, Yellow, Blue, Green, and Red. Black is the most common color with 78,500 being made while Red is the rarest with only 1,500 being made.
According to the official website,
“Austrian Post is offering for the first time a stamp which is also stored as a digital image in the Ethereum Blockchain. This guarantees complete traceability for all former owners of the stamp or their digital image,”
These new stamps were announced on 10th June 2019. unfortunately, all the stamps sold through the Austria Post Office and eBay have been sold out.
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