Polkadot (DOT) and Kusama (KSM) Face Price Crash as NFT Event Starts

Updated by Geraint Price
In Brief
  • DOT is trading inside a long-term descending parallel channel.
  • It is trading above long-term support at $6.60.
  • KSM is trading above support at $46.
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Polkadot (DOT) and Kusama (KSM) are barely holding on above the yearly lows and could break down soon, accelerating their rates of decrease.

On Thursday, as part of the Berlin Blockchain Week, nine of the Polkadot ecosystem’s top projects gathered to host a conference and non-fungible token (NFT) gallery. The event will feature some of the top artists to have minted NFTs on Polkadot and Kusama. 

DOT

DOT has been decreasing underneath a descending parallel channel since reaching an all-time high price of $55.09 in Nov. 2021. The downward movement led to a low of $6 in July. Afterward, the ensuing bounce validated the $6.60 horizontal area as support (green icon). 

Despite the bounce, DOT has returned to the support area once more. Additionally, it is at risk of falling below the middle of the parallel channel. 

So, the price may break down. This possibility is supported by the weekly RSI, which is below 50 and consistently decreasing.

The daily chart shows that DOT has been falling underneath a descending resistance line since the beginning of May. It was rejected by the resistance line on Aug. 12 and has been falling since.

Additionally, DOT decreased below the $7.70 horizontal area, which has now been validated as resistance (red icon). Finally, the daily RSI has now moved below 50.

Therefore, due to these bearish readings, a breakdown from the previously outlined horizontal support area seems to be the most likely scenario. A breakout from the descending resistance line would invalidate this possibility and suggest that an upward movement is forthcoming. 

At present, this seems unlikely.

KSM

Similar to DOT, KSM is barely holding on above its yearly lows at $46. So far, the area has been tested four times. Since horizontal levels get weaker each time they are touched, an eventual breakdown from this area would be expected. 

Furthermore, the daily RSI has broken down from the 50 line and validated it as resistance, supporting the possibility of a breakdown.

If a breakdown occurs, the closest support levels would be at $36.10 and $27.05, respectively. These are found by the 1.27 and 1.61 Fib retracement levels of the preceding upward movement.

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