Polkadot (DOT), the 11th largest cryptocurrency with an overall valuation of nearly $6 billion, continues to keep its losses in this prevailing crypto winter to minimal levels.
On November 8, despite the negative effects of the collapse of the FTX exchange platform, the digital asset managed to briefly surpass the psychological $7 marker, peaking at $7.38.
DOT wasn’t able to sustain this gain and quickly abandoned the territory, hovering around the $6 region before eventually falling to the $5 range which it continues to maintain despite the ongoing bear market.
According to the latest tracking from Coingecko, Polkadot is trading at $5.13 at the time of this writing, being down by only 1.3% over the last seven days.
Despite painting its chart in red, the digital asset has so far parried all the heavy blows of this bear cycle responsible for making the crypto market cap go down by almost 2% during the last 24 hours.
Polkadot Focuses Energy On Areas It Can Win
As its trading price and total market capitalization continues to be at the mercy of the winter season for the crypto space, Polkadot has turned its focus on aspects where it can emerge victorious and enjoy positive developments.
For example, the nomination pools for the project successfully achieved a milestone when the current number of DOT bonded by members of its pool surpassed the 500,000 mark.
Last week, at a time when industry leaders Bitcoin and Ethereum failed to make any kind of move to turn the tides in their favor, social mentions and engagements for Polkadot both increased.
According to the social analytics platform LunarCrush, during that time, the project tallied a 68.9% jump in its social mention numbers and an equally impressive 71.4% increase in its social engagements.
It proved that despite all the FUD that has been ravaging the space for quite some time now, interest in the Polkadot network and its DOT crypto asset remained high.
What Awaits DOT Towards the End Of 2022?
Owing to the fluctuating price of DOT at the start of the current year, crypto experts have forecasted that the asset will exit the month of November with an average price of $5.70.
However, as it is currently changing hands at $5.13, the altcoin might need to perform a bit of a surge during the next few hours to end November with a value that is close to the forecast.
Meanwhile, the predictions for the month of December for Polkadot is almost the same as its average price next month is expected to be at $5.86, with the digital coin going as high as $6.08 in terms of trading price.
DOT total market cap at $5.9 billion on the daily chart | Featured image from Cryptopolitan, Chart: TradingView.com