The Litecoin Foundation has just unveiled its new partnership with game developer Atari, which merged with French video game company Infogrames in 2008.
As of now, Litecoin, the seventh largest cryptocurrency by market cap, can be used to purchase numerous products, including its upcoming hybrid Atari VCS console.
Litecoin founder Charlie Lee says he has "fond 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
Atari will also launch its own token soon
Litecoin users can also invest in the Atari token that will be released soon and is expected to launch this September.
According to recently informed, the video game developer announced its own cryptocurrency in February 2018, causing its shares to skyrocket over 40%.
The Atari brand, known for its classics as 'Centipede' and 'Asteroids', remained the embodiment of the industry in the 1970s.
He is also famous for creating ET, the world's largest gaming disaster, and mass-burying his unsold copies in New Mexico.
Litecoin has a knack for unorthodox associations that extend far beyond the realms of the cryptocurrency industry.
In December 2018, the foundation became the sponsor of the UFC event 232 , making the LTC cryptocurrency adorn the organization's octagon-shaped canvases.