Atari Token, the next generation platform for games and digital entertainment, has announced the addition of honorary co-founder, Anthony Di Iorio, to its ambitious blockchain project.
The project aims to create a revolutionary new decentralised platform that enables users to benefit from the value created through their time, effort and skill in games, digital entertainment and alternate realities. An ecosystem where virtual services and property can deliver real world value to the more than two billion people playing games annually. Di Iorio is one of the original founders of Ethereum and is the founder and CEO of Decentral whose flagship product is the multi-platform, multi-currency digital wallet Jaxx. He now serves as Atari Token Honorary co-founder and initial investor.
CEO of Atari S.A. and Atari Token Director Frédéric Chesnais said,
“We are delighted to be working with Anthony Di Iorio. His vision for the future of decentralised systems is very much aligned with our goals for the Atari Token platform. Forty years after Atari brought the world the VCS, Anthony has given us another validation that the Atari name will change the world again.”
In addition to Di Iorio, founders behind the Atari Token include Frédéric Chesnais (CEO of Atari), Ron Dimant (founder of game developer, MumboJumbo), and Daniel Doll-Steinberg (27 years building global platform companies). The four co-founders of the Atari Token platform bring together an unrivalled set of skills, spanning computer gaming, secure content management platforms, blockchain and decentralized systems, with an iconic brand. They are joined by Directors, Ian Livingstone CBE (HM Government Skills Champion for Games, previously Executive Chairman Eidos) and Jez San OBE (Founder, Funfair, ARC, Argonaut). By combining the skillsets of veteran game developers and experienced blockchain leaders, the Atari Token team is well positioned to deliver the revolution in game monetisation they envisage.
Anthony Di Iorio said,
“As someone who grew up in the Atari age, and who understands the importance of how products are designed and developed, it’s extremely encouraging to see teams with vast experience creating systems that are not just user-friendly, but scalable and functional. The Atari team has a truly-game-changing concept that I’m excited to be involved with. Over the past number of years, I have come across a considerable number of blockchain projects but have always found myself most interested in companies aiming to create new economic platforms and monetization models.”
The Atari Token will be the in-network currency powering the Atari Platform Network. Di Iorio contributed the entire initial round of investment in the Atari Token token sale. The complete token sale process and product detail updates will be announced in the coming months.