With “Uptober” truly being a Bitcoin month so far, most of the top altcoins either consolidated or rode on the larger market-driven gains. Bitcoin noted close to 15% gains while was up by just 5% whereas top alts like Cardano and Solana saw losses.
Polkadot, the 8th ranked alt, however, seemed to have gained some decent momentum. As DOT noted 6.5% daily and 13% weekly gains, trading at $36.2 at the time of writing, once again speculations about the alt reaching its ATH rose.
This time, as Polkadot comfortably sat above the crucial $33 resistance, the real question was whether these gains were market-driven. If not, then, can they sustain?
Previous rallies at a glance
After the flash crash, DOT rode on renewed bullishness as the alt’s price on the daily chart saw parabolic recovery similar to the one witnessed towards the beginning of the year. However, that was met with considerable losses and consolidation.
Notably, DOT’s price has been sensitive to BTC’s and has more or less followed the top coin’s lead throughout the last month. But the bright side was that DOT held better than the larger market when BTC dropped.
Notably, on a 12-hour chart, RSI had finally entered the overbought zone after more than a month. DOT’s price could be aiming for 20% gains as it flipped the $33 level as seen during…