In August 2022 Bhutan Post, the national postal operator released the first NFT crypto stamp and plans to gradually tokenize into NFT the entire historic collection of Bhutan Post philatelic heritage.
Japan Post launched its first NFTs of postage stamp artwork on the Rakuten NFT marketplace on October 3 2022. The NFTs are divided into three series, namely animal, flower and scenery. A total of 300 packs were put on sale, each selling for 2,980 Japanese yen including tax.
The animal series consist of five types of stamps each priced between 2 and 50 yen. The flower series consist of six types of stamps each priced between 63 and 140 yen, and the scenery series have three types of stamps priced between 210 and 500 yen.
On September 22 2022, in celebration of Malaysia’s National Day and upcoming Malaysia Day, Pos Malaysia has released its first set of non-fungible token (NFT) stamps, which can be redeemed with the purchase of a special edition stamp folder set dubbed #Empatbelas Setem Ku.
- A physical stamp sheet of 14 stamps
- One NFT stamp (choose from the 14 stamp designs available)
- Three envelopes
- Three postcards
- Specially designed folder
Each stamp folder set is priced at RM59.00, with only a total of 3,000 units available for sale. You can purchase them either online via Malaysia Post website, or at all General Post offices and selected post offices nationwide.
On 14 August 2022, Thailand Post issued its first ever Crypto Stamp, to celebrate the 14th Anniversary of Thailand Post. The publicity for Thailand Post indicates that Thailand is the first of the 10 countries which make up the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to issue such a stamp.
In a regional first, on December 2, Emirates Post Group (EPG) released four distinct non-fungible token (NFT) stamps to mark the UAE’s Golden Jubilee. The stamps will have a digital twin on the blockchain and will be sold as digital collectibles linked to the corresponding physical stamp.
UAE became the first postal organization in the Middle East and North Africa to issue digital-collectible stamps. The new stamps, which will be unveiled on the Dec. 2, National Holiday, consist of blockchain-based digital twins that will be sold as digital collectibles linked to their physical counterparts.