• Polkadot achieved the highest Nakamoto coefficient among blockchains, signaling its leadership in decentralization.
  • Despite this milestone, DOT’s price remained in the red, influenced by broader market conditions, though positive sentiment and technical indicators suggest a potential bullish reversal.

Polkadot had the highest average Nakamoto coefficient.

Polkadot [DOT] recently reached a new milestone that reflected the reliability of transparency on the blockchain. Though this achievement was commendable, it didn’t have a positive impact on the token’s price as its daily and weekly charts were painted red.

Decentralization at Its Peak: DOT Tops with Nakamoto Coefficient

Polkadot Insider, a popular handle for updates related to the blockchain ecosystem, unveiled a surprising fact—DOT ranked #1 on the list of blockchains by average Nakamoto coefficient.

For those unfamiliar with the Nakamoto Coefficient, it showcases the minimum entities needed to control one-third of the stake. The higher the Nakamoto coefficient on a blockchain, the more decentralized it is.

Apart from this, Polkadot’s performance on the development front also remained commendable throughout the last week. According to Santiment’s data, DOT’s development activity surged sharply, with the blockchain’s dev activity contributor count also increasing multiple times over the past seven days.

Market Reactions and Price Movements

Despite these positive developments, DOT’s price chart remained in the red, reflecting the broader market sentiment. According to CoinMarketCap, DOT’s price dropped by 1% in the last seven days. Currently, Polkadot is trading at $6.99 with a market capitalization of over $10 billion.

The sluggish performance can be attributed to the current market condition, which has seen several coins’ graphs turn red. Additionally, AMBCrypto found that DOT’s funding rate increased last week, which traditionally tends to move prices in the opposite direction.

Bullish Sentiments and Technical Analysis

However, there are indications of potential change ahead. AMBCrypto’s analysis of Santiment’s data revealed that DOT’s weighted sentiment once again turned positive, indicating an increase in bullish sentiment around the token, despite declining social volume.

The chances of a trend reversal also seemed likely, as a key technical indicator looked bullish. Polkadot’s Chaikin Money Flow (CMF) registered an uptick from the neutral mark, standing at 0.06, hinting at a potential price increase in the near future. However, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) remained bearish as it trended southward.

AMBCrypto then analyzed Hyblock Capital’s data to identify potential targets if DOT’s price action turns bullish. According to their analysis, if DOT trends bullish, investors might see it surpass $7 once again, with a possible rise to $7.5. However, failure to do so might see DOT’s price drop to its support level of $6.92.

Polkadot’s recent milestone in achieving the highest average Nakamoto coefficient is a testament to its commitment to decentralization and transparency. Despite this, the market has not yet responded favorably, with DOT’s price remaining subdued amidst overall bearish sentiments. However, with positive indicators in sentiment and technical analysis, there may be hope on the horizon for DOT bulls.

Investors and enthusiasts alike will be watching closely to see if Polkadot can capitalize on its recent achievements and turn the tide in its favor in the coming weeks.

By vivian

Vivian Njoroge is a seasoned crypto and blockchain news writer with a passion for decoding the complexities of the digital financial world. Armed with a keen eye for emerging trends and a knack for simplifying intricate concepts, Vivian brings a unique blend of expertise and enthusiasm to her writing. Her articles, characterized by clarity and depth, aim to keep readers abreast of the ever-evolving landscape of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.