Atari Partnership Paves Way for Token Adoption

Atari has partnered with blockchain-as-a-service, or BaaS, company Arkane Network, allowing digital asset integration into gaming.

A key aspect of the announcement sees developers able to build Atari’s Token into aspects of the gaming sphere, said a May 14 statement provided.

Atari has headlined multiple articles so far in 2020. The age-old gaming giant announced a token offering in March. In addition to Atari Token, the company’s plans also include a multi-faceted decentralized entertainment platform spanning movies, games, and music.

The May 14 development harnesses Arkane Network — a blockchain brick and mortar outfit providing developers framework for crypto wallets, APIs, and other applications. Arkane also helps programmers incorporate digital assets into their games, the statement said. The partnership adds Atari Token compatibility to the mix, allowing for the asset’s facilitation into games.

Atari sees the collaboration as a move in the right direction for blockchain usage in “interactive entertainment,” as well as a push for the company’s asset as a method of value exchange, Atari CEO Fred Chesnais said in the statement.

The partnership involves Arkane incorporating the Atari Token into its “offering,” although the statement was not conclusive on what offering that might be.

Cointelegraph reached out the Arkane for clarity, but received no response as of press time. This article will be updated accordingly should a response come in.

In March, Atari also announced a partnership with The Sandbox, a blockchain-based content and gaming monetization platform.

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