Legendary Game Developer Atari Partners with Litecoin Foundation

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 18:02
Alex Dovbnya

You can now pre-order Atari’s new hybrid console with the Litecoin cryptocurrency

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The Litecoin Foundation has just unveiled its new partnership with O.G. game developer Atari, which merged with French video game holding company Infogrames back in 2008.  

From now on, Litecoin, the seventh-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, can be used to buy numerous products, including its upcoming hybrid console Atari VCS. 

Litecoin founder Charlie Lee says he has ‘fond memories’ of Atari, which makes him excited about the tie-up.

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An Atari-branded cryptocurrency

Litecoin users can also invest in the soon-to-be-launched Atari Token that is expected to be rolled out this September.

As reported by U.Today, the video game developer announced its own cryptocurrency back in February 2018, which made its stock skyrocket more than 40 percent.

The Atari brand, which is known for such classics as ‘Centipede’ and ‘Asteroids,’ remains the embodiment of the industry in the 1970s. 

It is also famous for creating E.T., the world’s biggest’s gaming disaster, and mass-burying its unsold copies in New Mexico.    

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From gamers to fighters

Litecoin has a knack for unorthodox partnerships that extend far beyond the realms of the crypto industry.

In December 2018, the foundation became the sponsor of the UFC 232 event, thus making LTC cryptocurrency to adorn the organization’s octagon-shapen canvass.  

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About the author

Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at alex.dovbnya@u.today.

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