While the broader cryptocurrency market is witnessing selling pressure, Polkadot (DOT) is heading up, defying the market trend. Polkadot’s DOT cryptocurrency hit an intraday high of $37.61, up 16%.
As of press time, the DOT is trading at a price of $35.18 and a market cap of $34.7 billion, up 11%. With this rise, Polkadot retraced all its losses from last week and is trading positively on the weekly charts.
Polkadot has emerged as a powerful decentralized financial platform that facilitates token exchange from the DOT platform to other blockchain networks. Also, the Polkadot ecosystem has seen major improvements with several parachain auctions.
Polkadot Parachain Auctions
Kusama parachain auctions and KSM token sales made a big splash in August 2021. Last week, Polkadot concluded its sixth parachain auction with the KILT protocol winning the last slot.
KILT is currently working to provide end users with allegedly verifiable, revocable and anonymous credentials. With this, the KILT protocol aims to boost new business models for Polkadot blockchain decentralized applications (DApps).
With multiple parachain auctions and projects like Kusama and KILT coming to Polkadot, local entity DOT is seeing a strong increase in on-chain activity. The seventh parachain auction on Polkadot will take place two days later, on September 15. It can be said that these affect the price positively.
Eight Global’s Michaël van de Poppe’s founder reiterated his price predictions for Polkadot, noting that the price of Polkadot could rise to the levels of $100-150. While the analyst has not provided a precise timeline for this, he still expects gains 3x-5x above current levels.
Peak high predictions for this bull cycle:#Bitcoin to $275,000-350,000 #Ethereum to $7,500-12,500#polkadot to $100-150#Chainlink to $100-150
🤝 -> #Cardano to $3-5#Zilliqa to $0.80-1.20#Ripple to $0.50-0.60
Predictions from January, #Cardano will probably go to $10. https://t.co/NksnLIEQo4
— Michaël van de Poppe (@CryptoMichNL) September 12, 2021
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