BotswanaPost teams up with Stampsdaq for long-term NFT stamps business development
Botswana NFT stamps to offer digital art, gaming and travel benefits to their collectors
GABORONE, TALLIN, October 25, 2022. Following its digital transformation and innovation strategy, BotswanaPost signed a cooperation agreement with a European blockchain development company, Stampsdaq Estonia OU, to launch the process of transformation of the country’s historic postage stamp collection, as well as issue new stamps using the NFT technology on stampsdaq.com. BotswanaPost is joining two other postal operators who are already on Stampsdaq in efforts to develop common, philately dedicated NFT stamps ecosystem.
“Compared to other postal operators, BotswanaPost is relatively young. The first Botswana postage stamps were issued in 1966, and since then, our philatelic developments have been strong, and to date our historic stamps collection has over 1100 unique stamp motifs,” said Mr. Cornelius Ramatlhakwane, BotswanaPost Chief Executive Officer. “Recognizing the value and prospects of the innovation, we firmly believe in blockchain solutions for global philately, and in particular for BotswanaPost. Stamps have always been considered “the ambassadors” of the country’s cultural, natural, economical and other achievements to the world. With NFT stamps, we aim to create a whole new level of collection experience for all collectors around the world, and Stampsdaq’s business model suits our needs perfectly.”
Stampsdaq is a dedicated NFT stamps platform which implements the model of a One-Stop-Shop solution for starting and developing NFT business for a postal operator and the model “Collect with Benefits” for the global collector community. BotswanaPost is the third postal operator on the platform joining La Poste de Côte d'Ivoire and Bhutan Post, the NFT stamps of which are already selling on stampdaq.com.
“At Stampsdaq, we believe that using blockchain and NFT tech to enhance such an established and trusted collectibles market as philately is a perfect opportunity to bridge millions of aging philatelists with their more tech-friendly children and grandchildren, and I am glad that BotswanaPost has decided to join us in this journey” said Andrii Shapovalov, CEO of Stampsdaq. “The beauty of stamps is that they are a globally known collectible item. On Stampsdaq, we develop and implement different value adding benefits to make the life of NFT stamps collectors much more entertaining and rewarding.”
In addition to traditional collecting and trading experience, the collectors of BotswanaPost will also be able to enjoy the Travel Benefits program on Stampdaq.com. This is a paradigm shifting experience for stamps collectors! In short, for every 10 full points in the Country Collection Score, a collector gets a lifetime draw ticket to win 1 of the 4 annual exclusive trips to experience breath taking natural beauties of the amazing country of Botswana.
BotswanaPost, a member of the Pan African Postal Union (PAPU), is the second African postal operator to join Stampsdaq platform. Following the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation between PAPU and Stampsdaq in July 2022, the 45-member countries of the Union have given a mandate to Stampsdaq to support them in the African Philatelic Renaissance movement to revive the interest of the greater public to stamps collecting via new, exciting experience.
BotswanaPost is the Designated Postal Operator in Botswana servicing a domestic and international mail and parcel logistics. BotswanaPost operates 132 Post offices, 84 Postal Agencies, 20 Kiosks and 5 Virtual Teller Machines which are located in various locations across the country. BotswanaPost remains a key institution in Botswana providing not just letter mail, but a host of other services and products. The Post carries over 40 million items of mail per year. Botswana’s postage stamps have been widely recognized by thousands of stamp collectors around the world, promoting the country’s nature, architecture, culture and social life. The national postal operator aims to tokenize into NFT format its entire historic philatelic collection as well as issue new NFT stamps in the near future.
Stampsdaq is an EU-based NFT company founded in 2021 and exclusively dedicated to cooperating with designated postal operators worldwide. It’s recently launched platform for NFT Stamps is designed to bridge the interests of postal operators and the global community of collectors. Stampsdaq provides a One-Stop-Shop solution with no investment required from a postal operator side. The company promotes and implements “Collect with Benefits” vision of creating an extra utility value and real-world experiences for NFT Stamps owners to drive the interest to NFT Stamps collecting and to stamp collecting in general. Stampsdaq currently holds several license agreements with different designated postal operators and is in active negotiations with over 60 postal operators worldwide. It is also an associate member of the Consultative Committee and World Association for Development of Philately (WADP) of the Universal Postal Union.
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