Atari Going Crypto (Interview with Atari CEO Fred Chesnais)

In episode 93 of beards and bitcoins, we talk to Atari CEO Fred Chesnais and get nerdy about crypto.

Fred Chesnais shares the history of Atari—how it was created, how it survived bankruptcy, and where Atari’s current business lines are focused.

He provides context as to the reason why Atari is doing crypto—the company’s motivation to provide opportunities to people with a good Internet connection but who have no bank accounts, to be able to work and get paid. He further shares why they partnered with Litecoin.

Fred Chesnais also breaks down why Atari employees in the US—who have access to the US dollar—choose to be paid in fiat money, and then the company using crypto to incentivize. In addition, he talks about the global economy, and why he believes the system is going to change.

Fred caps the episode with the Atari Token—the company’s plan for the token based on their timeline, and what you can do with it.

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Topics Covered:
5:15 The History of Atari
11:28 Why Atari Is Doing Crypto
14:31 The Atari and Litecoin Partnership
16:35 Getting Paid in Crypto
25:37 The Atari Token

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