Atari, probably the most recognisable names within the video gaming trade behind classics reminiscent of Asteroids, Breakout and Centipede to call however a number of, has at the moment introduced that it’s partnering up with the Litecoin Basis, a Singapore primarily based non-profit that advocates and promotes using Litecoin.
The partnership will see Litecoin added as a technique of fee to work together with the Atari ecosystem. Full particulars are but to be revealed on what precisely this entails though we do know Atari’s VCS sport and streaming console (constructed on a linux primarily based OS and utilizing the identical title as its 1977 Video Pc System) might be purchasable with Litecoin for a reduction and will be pre-ordered by way of Atari’s web site. Likewise it should even be out there by way of the Litecoin Basis which is able to see a proportion of every sale go straight in direction of supporting their efforts.
Of the announcement, the Basis’s managing Director, Charlie Lee stated
“Many people keep in mind rising up and enjoying video games from Atari” … “It’s nice to see Litecoin being utilized in a wide range of alternative ways inside the Atari ecosystem, from buying the brand new Atari VCS gaming console to getting used as a option to spend money on Atari Tokens. The Litecoin Basis is happy to see the chances a partnership like this may have for not solely Litecoin and cryptocurrencies but in addition the gaming trade and lifelong followers of Atari.”
Concerning future collaborations, Lee shared some additional insights with us stating:
“We’re undoubtedly going to speak sooner or later about different methods we will work collectively. Like utilizing LTC in sport perhaps.”
“We’ll like do some joint merchandising like tshirts with Litecoin and Atari on them.”
Atari are creating their very own digital asset which is able to act in a lot the identical approach as a on line casino chip for his or her platforms. This seems to be supposed as a digital on line casino chip for the Atari ecosystem, maybe to recreate the identical impact of popping in 1 / 4 right into a bodily 80s arcade machine, one thing Atari is most related to. As such it could not be too far fetched to see Litecoin included alongside. Atari CEO Fred Chesnais acknowledged within the announcement:
“Litecoin’s ease-of-use and low transaction prices make it an ideal match to be used alongside the Atari Token and different initiatives.”