Atari’s cryptocurrency, ATRI, was eagerly awaited by the crypto community. But its launch was catastrophic: the token unscrewed from the first days, and problems accumulated.
A very complicated launch for Atari’s ATRI
Atari’s ATRI token marked a turning point for the crypto ecosystem: it was the first time that a major developer had officially launched into a cryptocurrency. This is why ATRI was also monitored. A month ago, Atari organized a public presale of ATRI . The tokens were offered at a reduced price of 0.08 dollars, in order to promote their circulation. The normal public purchase price, however, was set at $ 0.25 per token .
But the launch of ATRI was catastrophic for Atari. On Uniswap, it only very briefly held its price above $ 0.08, before slipping. Yesterday, it touched 0.04 dollar , before rising slightly last night. But it is still well below the threshold of its presale price, and it drops in less than two days by more than 75%:
ATRI Atari course prices
However, its price seems to have started to rise again: CoinGecko lists the price of ATRI this morning at 0.09 dollars . But that’s still a much lower threshold than the introductory price.
Problems that have accumulated
It must be said that the sale of the ATRI token experienced several problems. Investors have reported difficulty receiving their funds, and withdrawals have also experienced unusual delays of up to 4 p.m. According to some users , customer service also stood out for its lack of responsiveness when these issues emerged.
For now, the release of the Atari token is therefore a failure. The legendary video game publisher, however, relied in part on this cryptocurrency to return to the fore . Notably, Atari’s token Twitter account has been completely silent since this weekend. It is therefore difficult to envisage the continuation of the project for Atari, because the majority of investors have effectively lost money . This shows that whatever the reputation of its brand, the success of a crypto asset is never guaranteed …