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Atari founder: “I would not open a company in Silicon Valley, I would do it in the Canary Islands”

Nolan Bushnell,  a pioneer in the world of video games and founder of Atari, said that if he was to start a business, he would not do it in Silicon Valley but in the Canaries. This was stated at the closing conference of the Tenerife Startup Party, organized by the Scientific and Technological Park of Tenerife (PCTT), where two local innovative projects were winners: Easy on Pad and Blogster app. In his speech, Bushnell argued his sentence in tax benefits on the islands and also in the local support offered to technology-based projects, as environments like Silicon Valley “do not really support entrepreneurs”.” There, investors are only interested in projects which already made their first million,” he added . He stated further that in the Canary Islands “there are great opportunities for startups and that this Spanish territory has a “prosperous future”.

At present , the pioneer of video games market predicts that “there is a huge market for cryptocurrencies that allow transactions without leaving a trace on the network”, but criticized the current bitcoin model because “it takes up to ten minutes to get a reply in a purchase and this has to be much more dynamic”, he said.

Nolan Bushnell, alongside Ian Livingstone, co-founder of Games Workshop and Eidos, were part of the jury at the 2015 Tenerife Startup Party.

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