RJE prints U.N. Crypto Stamp

RJE prints U.N. Crypto Stamp

In December 2018, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres launched a first-time ever Strategy on New Technologies for the United Nations. The goal of this initiative is to define how the United Nations system will support the use of new technologies like artificial intelligence, biotechnology, blockchain, and robotics to accelerate the achievement of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and to facilitate their alignment with the values enshrined in the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the norms and standards of international law.

In line with this new strategy, the United Nations Postal Administration is excited to announce the launch of its first time ever UN Crypto Stamps. The Stamps were developed in conjunction with the United Nations Office of Information, Communication and Technology and run on Ethereum Blockchain.

The UN Crypto-Stamp consists of a unique stamp, its own digital collecting object and the code to own the digital version. The digital version can be traded and saved in the provided environment. The physical stamp can be used for sending mail. The digital version is stored within the Ethereum Blockchain. This guarantees full traceability. In addition, the use of Blockchain technology naturally means that you can continue to trade the UN Crypto stamps.

Each physical stamp is provided with a QR code that takes you to the website of the corresponding digital image. Next to the stamp there is a hidden area with a text of 12 words that unlocks access to the digital stamp and can transfer it to another owner. In terms of technology, the digital Crypto stamps are ERC721 tokens supported by multiple Blockchain applications.

Three mini-sheets of one stamp each in the denominations of US$ 7.75, CHF 8,00 and € 7,00 will be issued on 24 November 2020.

Please visit https://unstamps.org/crypto/ to learn more about UN Crypto Stamps and how to claim them.