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Polkadot (DOT) price prediction 2022-2030

20 Jul, 2022
Polkadot (DOT) price prediction

The rapid development of the blockchain industry has led to the emergence of numerous blockchain projects. This gave rise to a new, previously non-existent problem: communication between different blockchains. Most projects exist independently, with separate blockchains that aren't connected in any way. That makes information transfer from one blockchain to another difficult. Today, we're going to study Polkadot, a project created precisely to solve this problem. In this article, we'll explore what Polkadot is, conduct a technical analysis of the project's token and try to predict Polkadot's future.

What is Polkadot (DOT)?

In simple terms, Polkadot is a project on its own blockchain that allows any other blockchain to be 'attached' to it using unique technological solutions. This allows data to be transferred between different blockchains and tokens.

The origins of Polkadot

Polkadot is the flagship project of the Swiss not-for-profit organisation Web3 Foundation, which was founded to create Web 3.0, a convenient decentralised Internet where users will control their data. The inventor of the concept of Polkadot is the president of the Web3 Foundation, Dr Gavin Wood, one of the most well-known individuals in the blockchain industry. He was a co-founder of Ethereum and one of the developers of the Solidity programming language for smart contracts.

In the future, trusting an institution with our interests will be as archaic a concept as a reckoning on an abacus today.— Dr Gavin Wood

Polkadot founders

The Polkadot project was launched through an ICO held in 2017, which raised $145 million. Unfortunately, the wallet where the funds were collected was hacked, and $90 million was stolen. Despite this, the developers didn't abandon their project. Instead, it was implemented at the expense of the remaining funds and additional funding.

When the project started, 10 million DOT were issued, but after a redenomination in August 2020 to make calculations easier, the number of coins increased to 1 billion. To date, the developers have managed to accomplish the best part of their plans, though the platform remains under development.

Polkadot's features

Polkadot's architecture is quite complex. The key feature of the Polkadot project is that the network is multi-chain and combines many blockchains. This allows the system to simultaneously process a massive number of transactions, making it very scalable. Furthermore, any blockchain can be connected to this ecosystem through a special technology that was developed to combine various blockchains with the main Polkadot blockchain.

If significant changes need to be made to the system or an error eliminated, a fork isn't required as it is with other cryptocurrencies. At the same time, the system has a high level of security thanks to a network of participants with various functions.

 Polkadot's website

The project's architecture consists of four key elements:

  • The relay chain is the main chain. It's a kind of 'heart' for the entire system, which provides consensus and interoperability between all existing blockchains.
  • Parachains are blockchains that are connected to the system and work autonomously. They have their own tokens and functionality.
  • Parathreads are blockchains that are similar to parachains but more cost-efficient. They allow payments to be made on a pay-as-you-go basis. Using these kinds of blockchains is practical if there is no constant need to connect to the network.
  • Bridges are technological solutions that allow parachains and parathreads to be connected to external blockchains, such as Ethereum.

Furthermore, the system has several roles that network participants perform:

  • Nominators select validators and receive a portion of the block reward. They also supply Polkadot tokens (DOT) and play a role in protecting the system.
  • Validators verify transactions, protect the relay chain with DOT staking, validate collators' evidence and participate in consensus.
  • Collators create blocks on parachains, jointly select a block that demonstrates the chain's current state and transfer it to the relay chain.
  • Fishermen are participants who control the network and report unscrupulous validators. A fisherman can be a collator or any node of the parachain and can receive a reward by identifying violators.

The NPoS (Nominated Proof of Stake) protocol is used to ensure maximum network security. Nominators and validators pay the amount required by the protocol in DOT, which gives them access to perform their functions. At the same time, they receive remuneration for their work and are incentivised to do it well.

The DOT token, in turn, performs the following functions in the project ecosystem:

  1. Network management. This allows token holders to control platform changes, including defining network fees and scheduling events, updates and fixes.
  2. Staking. Token holders' active participation is required for the platform to function and transactions to take place.
  3. Adding new parachains. DOTs will be unavailable for the duration of the parachains' operation and returned once the parachains are removed.

The DOT token's purposes

Polkadot (DOT) price analysis

At the time of writing, the DOT token ranked 12th among cryptocurrencies by market capitalisation at $6,418,043,156

DOT price statistics (as of 13/07/22)

DOT current price

$6.50

Market cap

$6,418,043,156

Circulating supply

987,579,314.96 DOT

Total supply

1,103,303,471 DOT

Daily trading volume

$296,296,878

All-time high

$55.00 (04/11/21)

All-time low

$2.69 (20/08/20)

Website

https://polkadot.network/

DOT's price history

During its ICO, the DOT token had a price of about $30. However, after being redenominated in August 2020, the price collapsed, as was expected. Shortly after this event, the token was listed on major crypto exchanges.

DOT/USD historical price chart
DOT/USD historical price chart

Polkadot price prediction 2018-2019

DOT was listed on crypto exchanges in August 2020 and was not traded before that date.

Polkadot price prediction 2020

After being listed on large cryptocurrency exchanges in August 2020, the price of the DOT token began to rise, reaching a local high of $6.862 on 1 September 2020. Soon after, the price fell sharply, hitting a local low of $3.532 on 5 September. It then began to move sideways between $3.60 and $6.10. This trend continued until the end of the year. Finally, on 28 December, the price broke the $6.10 resistance level and reached $9.51 on 31 December.

DOT/USDT daily chart in 2020
DOT/USDT daily chart in 2020

Polkadot price prediction 2021

Like most cryptocurrencies in 2021, Polkadot began the year in an uptrend that lasted five months. It set a new all-time high along the way at $49.78 before falling sharply by over 70% of the yearly range. After some price consolidation lasting from May to June, DOT finally started recovering, and by November, it had set a new all-time high at $55.

DOT/USDT daily chart in 2021
DOT/USDT daily chart in 2021

DOT technical analysis

The first half of 2022 was not good for the crypto market, and DOT was no exception. It went from having a market capitalisation of over $16 billion in February to barely a quarter of that in July 2022. The coin's value dipped even more than its market cap, falling from over $23 to its current price of around $6.50 as of 12 July 2022.

On the chart, DOT broke through several strong support zones and is currently about to break through another at around $6.00. The 100 and 200 Exponential Moving Averages are all gapping comfortably above the price, acting as sure dynamic resistance if the price tries to reverse higher. There are fears that DOT is on its way to a new all-time low if the trend continues. It is currently trading 75% away from its current all-time low at $2.69.

DOT/USDT daily chart
DOT/USDT daily chart

Polkadot (DOT) price prediction for 2022, 2023, 2025 and 2030

As usual, we've compiled for you DOT price forecasts made by renowned cryptocurrency experts.

TradingBeasts' DOT price prediction for 2022, 2023, 2025 and 2030

According to TradingBeast's forecast, Polkadot's price will range between $6.37 to $8.90 in the coming months. They aren't too optimistic with their price prediction for 2023 either, as they estimate that DOT's price may slide further down.

WalletInvestor's DOT price prediction for 2022, 2023, 2025 and 2030

WalletInvestor disagrees with Trading Beasts' forecast and believes that the price of Polkadot will decline sharply. Their prediction suggests that DOT will lose almost 90% of its value within one year, falling from its current price of $6.50 on 12 July 2022 to as low as $0.65. 

WalletInvestor's DOT 2022-2023 price prediction
WalletInvestor's DOT 2022-2023 price prediction

LongForecast's DOT price prediction for 2022, 2023, 2025 and 2030

LongForecast is also bearish with its DOT price forecast. They believe that Polkadot's price will close the year at $3.27, then fall to $1.00 in 2023 before recovering slightly to stabilise around $3.00 in 2026.

DigitalCoinPrice's DOT price prediction for 2022, 2023, 2025 and 2030

DigitalCoinPrice predicts a gradual rise in Polkadot's price over the coming years. According to their forecast, the token will cost as much as $10.25 in a year, $11.85 in 2 years, $14.13 in 3 years, $18.53 in 5 years and reach a stable price of around $28.04 in 7 years.

DigitalCoinPrice's DOT price prediction
DigitalCoinPrice's DOT price prediction

Polkadot (DOT) overall future value predictions

Polkadot is a very ambitious project aimed at transforming the very structure of the global network. Many experts consider it to be a revolutionary solution that could completely change the blockchain industry. Moreover, the project has several advantages that increase its attractiveness for investors:

  • An experienced development team led by one of the most famous and influential personalities in the blockchain industry
  • A focus on solving the real-world problem of the interaction between different blockchains
  • The project's ability to be infinitely scaled
  • No need for forks to make system changes and updates
  • A high degree of decentralisation and security
  • Open-source software code

At the same time, the project does have one or two disadvantages. One drawback is the project's complexity, which can be an obstacle for developers who want to connect their blockchains to the project.

Will Polkadot go up?

The prospects for all crypto coins are highly dependent on the state of the crypto market, and Polkadot is no exception. As such, if the crypto market continues to grow, the Polkadot token is most likely to go up, as well.

How high can DOT go?

If the crypto market sees a new bull run, the DOT token's price is very likely to reach $70 and possibly even exceed its all-time high.

Polkadot price prediction today

DOT is currently trading downwards in a wedge, but in the last couple of days, overall market sentiment has begun to shift, ever so slightly, to the upside. This may influence a bullish breakout in the coming days.

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