Litecoin’s partnership with Atari excited many members of the crypto community
The Litecoin Foundation has just launched its new partnership with O.G. game developer Atari, which merged with the French company Infogrames, in 2008. As of now, Litecoin, the seventh largest cryptocurrency by market cap, can be used to purchase several products, including its next Atari VCS hybrid console .
Litecoin founder Charlie Lee says he has ‘good memories’ of Atari, which makes him excited about the partnership.
I became a software engineer b / c I loved video games and learned to program at a young age. I have fond memories of my first game console, the Atari 2600.
– Charlie Lee [LTC⚡] (@SatoshiLite) May 19, 2020
“I became a software engineer because I loved video games and I learned to program at a young age. I have fond memories of my first console, the Atari 2600.
I’m excited about this partnership with @atari and soon the ability to pre-order the Atari VCS with LTC! 🕹️
An Atari brand cryptocurrency
Litecoin users can also invest in the Atari Token, which will be launched soon, possibly in September.
Atari announced its own cryptocurrency in February 2018, which caused its stock to soar by more than 40%.
The Atari brand, known for classics like “Centipede” and “Asteroids”, continues to be the personification of the sector in the 1970s.
It is also famous for creating E.T., the world’s biggest gaming disaster, and massively burying its unsold copies in New Mexico.
From players 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 sponsor of the UFC 232 event, thus creating the LTC cryptocurrency to adorn the organization’s octagon-shaped screen.