Atari is about to invade the crypto space

Nicole Sara Sivens
February 16, 2018
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Here are three things people are talking about in the market this week

Will there be Versace space suits?

The UAE is taking some of its oil profits and fueling their homegrown space program. In an effort to diversity the country’s wealth, they’ve invested more than $5 billion in making satellites. They aim to orbit Mars by 2020 and the "Hope Mars Probe" will study the planet's atmosphere at different times of the day and during different seasons.

Read more about it on CNNMoney.

What this means for you: If you’ve got astral aspirations, get yourself to Dubai – they’re taking applications now.

Atari’s about to invade the crypto space

In exchange for a "long-term license" to use Atari's name, a company is creating a blockchain-based platform — a storefront, essentially — for various forms of digital entertainment, "ranging from video games to movies and music." The Atari Tokens will be available next year.

Read more about it in Business Insider.

What this means for you: If anything, this is a sign to be ready for anything in the market. First an iced tea company pivots to blockchain, and now this. Will Domino’s pizza get into the solar panel game? Anything’s possible!

Clearly, there’s an issue

Apple’s latest campus has been lauded as an architectural marvel. The building brings to life a vision that Steve Jobs had drafted. Jobs reportedly described the building’s vibe as “a little like a spaceship landed.” Part of that spaceship aesthetic includes lots of clean lines and glass walls – which Apple employees keep walking into.

Read more about it on Bloomberg.

What this means for you: The next time you’re having a bad day at work just remember: at least you didn’t crash into a wall. Really though, pay attention more and take your eyes off your phone. There’s a whole world out there.

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