Polkadot ‘cup and handle’ setup sees DOT price 50% higher by September

Polkadot (DOT) seems to be prepared to increase its ongoing value restoration attributable to a basic bullish sample forming on its each day chart.

DOT paints “cup and deal with” sample

Notably, DOT has been forming a “cup and handle” sample since mid-June, confirmed by its value crashing and recovering in a rounding, U-shaped trajectory (cup), adopted by the event of a buying and selling vary on the right-hand facet (deal with).

DOT/USD each day value chart that includes “cup and deal with” breakout setup. Supply: TradingView

Cup and deal with patterns are sometimes bullish continuation setups that kind throughout an uptrend. However in uncommon instances, they seem on the finish of a downtrend, resulting in a bullish price reversal. Because of this, the opportunity of DOT persevering with its value restoration appears excessive.

Thus, from the technical perspective, DOT initially eyes a breakout above its cup and deal with’s resistance line close to $8.50.

A decisive shut above the resistance line, i.e., a breakout transfer accompanied by an increase in quantity, might have DOT eye roughly $12 as its upside goal by September, up greater than 50% from Aug. ‘s value.

Polkadot value breakdown setup

Nonetheless, DOT’s street to $12 dangers exhaustion as a result of presence of key technical resistance ranges halfway. 

As an example, the Polkadot token might run into its 100-day easy shifting common (100-day SMA; the purple wave) close to $9.50 solely to tug again towards $8.50. This outlook takes cues from DOT’s value retreat on July 31 from the identical wave resistance (highlighted by a circle signal beneath).

DOT/USD each day value chart. Supply: TradingView

In the meantime, a breakdown beneath the cup’s curvy help might invalidate the bullish cup and deal with setup altogether.

Because of this, DOT might danger an prolonged value correction towards $6.25, which has been serving as help since June 13 in opposition to a number of downturns. In different phrases, DOT might drop by practically 20% from Aug. 2’s value at most by September.

Polkadot community metrics present stability

Together with the broader market, Polkadot skilled a pointy decline in its market capitalization primarily due to macroeconomic turbulences. As of Aug. 2, the project’s net valuation was $7.92 billion versus its record high of $55.51 billion in November 2021.

In comparison, Polkadot’s network metrics are healthier. For example, it saw 145,000 monthly users in Q2/2022 versus 149,000 monthly users in Q1/2022, according to Messari’s quarterly DOT report in July.

Polkadot account and transfers. Supply: Messari/Subscan

Equally, DOT transfers remained virtually the identical quarter over quarter, averaging 293 million per 30 days in Q2 versus 288 million in Q1. Curiously, the height accounts and transfers’ readings in November 2021 have been attributable to inaugural parachain auctions.

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Secure community exercise underlines a persistently natural demand for DOT tokens. Nonetheless, it stays considerably down from all-time-highs, which means Polkadot would want to do extra to draw new initiatives for its parachain-enabled community.

XCM launch and grant

Nicholas Garcia, a researcher at Messari, says that Polkadot might achieve extra adoption with its Cross-Consensus Message Format (XCM). This recently-launched software permits parachains to relay messages to 1 one other.

Associated: Polkadot’s founder announces steps toward full decentralization with new governance model

“Growing new performance and use instances will showcase the ability of the community and should reignite person curiosity and exercise,” Garcia famous, including:

“Polkadot should proceed onboarding parachains and connecting them with XCM.”

The Web3 Basis, which oversees grants on Polkadot, approved 415 initiatives in late July, starting from improvement tooling and wallets to good contracts and person interface improvement. The transfer ensures additional potential demand for DOT.

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