Polkadot has been one of the breakout stars of 2022. The cryptocurrency has managed to thrive in a market where most digital assets are taking a beating and losing value rapidly. With its breach of $8, the cryptocurrency has taken another step as it cements its position as one of the largest contenders in the space, dethroning the beloved Dogecoin in the process.
Polkadot Takes 10th Place
Meme coin Dogecoin has been able to maintain its position in the crypto top 10 by market cap over the last couple of weeks. However, this changed this week with the recent Polkadot rally. The digital asset had more than 7% in the last seven days to bring its trading price higher than $8.5, and this pushed its already impressive market cap over the $9.4 billion mark.
The result of this was that the market cap of DOT surpassed that of Dogecoin. Polkadot is now ranked as the 10th largest cryptocurrency by market cap, but that’s not all. Even as the market is recording a retracement, DOT remains one of the only cryptocurrencies to mark green over the last 24 hours and one-week timeframe.
At the time of writing, DOT is currently trading at $8.52 with a 24-hour recovery of 6.15%. It’s interesting that the digital asset is trading this high, given that its trading volume is actually down. With $427 million in trading volume over the last day, it is down more than 8% in this regard.
DOT trending at $8.3 | Source: DOTUSD on TradingView.com
As a general rule, Polkadot looks to be following the recovery trend of Ethereum. This breakout in the largest decentralized finance (DeFi) network had spread to other networks, causing them to see the largest recovery during this time.
DOT Eyes $9
The recovery in the price of Polkadot has set it on an incredibly bullish path. It has now hit important technical levels, which propose that the recent rally may still have some steam in it. Most prominent of this has been the digital asset’s climb above its 50-day moving average of $7.4.
Since investors are willing to buy the cryptocurrency at higher prices, the buying pressure is mounting, especially as sellers experience fatigue during this time. Additionally, with the recent high rates of inflation, more investors are moving into the decentralized finance market in a bid to find suitable hedge for wealth.
DOT also has some free range to grow, given that the next significant resistance point lies at $9. This price point is incredibly attractive for bulls as it puts DOT on a platform to contend for 9th place with DeFi competitor Solana.
Featured image from Phemex, chart from TradingView.com
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