Atari partners with Litecoin Foundation and offers LTC discounts for game consoles
This Tuesday Atari Group announced a partnership with the
- Ethereum Code
- Bitcoin Champion
- Bitcoin Rush
- Bitcoin Profit
- Bitcoin System
Foundation, betting on the union of interests between the crypto and gaming community.
Atari has raised 74.19 Bitcoin (BTC), a value of approximately $514,000, over the course of the pre-sale stage of its initial coin offering so far. The funds came primarily from partners. Atari will not only accept investments in Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin and Ether (ETH), but players will be able to pay for their video game system, or VCS, with Litecoin and receive a discount. It will be available at the foundation’s online store.
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The interaction between gamers and crypto
Atari CEO Frederic Chesnais told Cointelegraph that he expects the Litecoin community to be receptive to collaboration:
„I hope that Litecoin will be a great community. There is a good interaction. At the end of the day, we hope that people will take advantage of the discounts and take the opportunity to use Litecoin as well.
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Fantastic connection with gamers
Jay Milla, head of marketing at Litecoin, told Cointelegraph that he also believes there is a strong interaction between the two communities:
„We both have a fantastic connection to the games or the players as well. In the world of digital currency, obviously, there are many people in the gaming space who are usually the first to adopt what’s new. And it’s great to see a brand like Atari reinvent itself. There are plans for us to see ways we can work together on everything Atari is doing.
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In addition, according to Chesnais, the VCS could be used to work on a variety of blockchain use cases:
„The VCS is very interesting. It’s your personal computer. So I think in the crypto community, it could become one of the platforms, which is very flexible and you can use it to work on blockchain cases.
Recently, the video game industry has become one of the most popular areas for the adoption of blockchain technology. With Litecoin being one of the top 10 crypto currencies and having one of the largest communities, this partnership could further contribute to the adoption of blockchain and crypto currencies in the games space.