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Ledger Live Integrates with Polkadot (DOT) to Provide Self-Custody Staking

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The popular hardware wallet provider, Ledger, just added Polkadot to its wide variety of supported tokens. Ledger will allow users to directly stake DOT coins on the website, thus raising to five the total number of staking options.

Polkadot Integration with Ledger

Polkadot (DOT) has grown to become one of the most significant blockchain projects in the world. This year alone, the Polkadot price has jumped by more than 360%, bringing its total market cap to more than $34.17 billion.

Founded in 2014, Ledger is a digital asset wallet provider that prides itself as a global leader in security and infrastructure solutions to safeguard critical cryptocurrencies. It revealed plans to bring a new blockchain project to the Ledger community, Polkadot, with its cryptocurrency (DOT) in a press release.

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Used in conjunction with Polkadot-JS applications, Ledger Nano S and Nano X devices were previously supported. Over 1.5 million units have been sold by Ledger’s famous Nano S and Nano X wallets. Ledger Live is the cryptocurrency management all-in-one application of Ledger. Now you can use your Ledger hardware to log transactions from your Ledger Live app to manage your accounts and connect with your network, like staking DOT.

The statement reads that Polkadot will assist the wallet provider in its software application and connect it to Ledger Live – a smartphone app running alongside the Ledger hardware wallet. In addition to storing crypto assets, Ledger Live allows users to keep track of and maintain holdings even when the wallet is not nearby.

Polkadot’s Ledger Live integration means that users can gain the security advantages of keeping their secret key safe on a Ledger hardware system while still managing their accounts and doing staking activities in a single, convenient app. It could be particularly advantageous for newer DOT holders seeking a more straightforward staking guide without sacrificing private keys ownership and control.

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DOT Price and Staking Stats

Polkadot digital native asset – DOT – has officially become the fifth coin that Ledger Live users can deploy for staking.

Of late, DOT is among the best cryptocurrency price performers.

The asset entered the new year at approx. $8, but in the following months, it took full advantage of the bullish developments. Despite the minor retrace during last week’s market crash, DOT is still 350 percent higher than YTD, which currently exceeds $36.

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According to stakingrewards.com, the token is also the second-most used coin for staking. With over $24 billion in staking funds, DOT is just $4 billion behind Cardano (ADA). As of this writing, approximately 64% of all DOT in circulation is at stake.

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Polkadot (DOT) Price Ready To Ignite, Aims 67% Upswing By End Of October 2021

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The crypto space is slowly on the verge to become the fastest growing and flourishing space as the market cap is heading towards $3 trillion at lighting speed. Bitcoin price and Ethereum price are heading towards their respective highs yet again gearing up other altcoins. And hence Polkadot (DOT) price following the trend may also gear up substantially. 

The price since the start of October 2021, maintained a considerable uptrend within a pattern. The asset was maintaining a silent trend with small dumps yet considerable large pumps until huge liquidity propelled the price from $34 to $42 a couple of days before. Since then DOT price repeated the same pattern in order to march towards its ATH.

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As mentioned before, the price repeatedly formed a bull flag a couple of times and successfully ranged high. The asset has formed a similar pattern yet another time and could range above $50 with a successful breakout. Interestingly, the asset discovered a new support zone around $40 and bounced each time it visited these zones. 

However, the Polkadot price is on the verge to form yet another bull flag pattern for the third time in a row. And a breakout from these levels may lead the DOT price to trade within the discovery phase soon

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Polkadot price bound for 50% breakout if DOT bulls can overcome this hurdle

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  • Polkadot price is consolidating between two vital levels at $47.96 and $38.69.
  • A decisive close above either of these levels will kick-start a new rally.
  • DOT is likely to embark on a 50% ascent if it surpasses $47.96 due to the market’s bullishness.

Polkadot price is currently facing a decisive moment as it trades between two significantly troublesome barriers. While overcoming these hurdles will be trying, doing so will lead to a volatile move.

Polkadot price at make or break point 

Polkadot price has risen roughly 75% over the past 24 days and is currently sitting between $47.96 and $38.69, two barriers that will determine the direction in which DOT will go next. The former barrier is sitting just under DOT’s all-time high at $49.78, therefore, investors already in the trade could choose that point to book profits, making it a challenging level to crack.

In a scenario where buyers manage to overcome the selling pressure and produce a decisive close above this barrier, it will open the path to a new uptrend. The 100% trend-based Fibonacci extension level at $53.90 is where the Polkadot price may make a new high.

Clearing this blockade will eventually push the DeFi token to the next barrier at $71.45, coinciding with the 161.8% trend-based Fibonacci extension level.

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The ascent from the $47.96 to this record-high would constitute a 50% gain.

DOT/USDT 1-day chart

DOT/USDT 1-day chart

On the other hand, if the Polkadot price fails to slice through $47.96, it will indicate that  buying pressure is waning. In this situation, DOT might revisit the $38.69 support floor, where the bulls can make a comeback.

If the Polkadot price flips this support level into resistance, it will trigger a 15% crash to $33.03. A breakdown of this level will lead to DOT retesting the $25.50 barrier, constituting a 33% descent from $38.69.

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Cardano, Polkadot and Four Additional Altcoins Are Set To Explode in 2022, According to Crypto Trader Austin Arnold

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Crypto trader and Altcoin Daily host Austin Arnold thinks six major altcoins are gearing up for massive rallies in the next year.

In a recent crypto update, the YouTube star tells his 1,040,000 subscribers that Ethereum layer-2 (L2) scaling solution Polygon (MATIC) is gaining momentum after landing a partnership with the $20 billion gambling company DraftKings.a

Arnold shares a statement from DraftKings’ president of global product and technology, Paul Liberman, explaining how the company is positioning itself to grow alongside Polygon.

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“Although DraftKings marketplace is still in its nascency, we are bullish on the possibilities that blockchain, NFTs, cryptocurrency and more will present as we prepare for Web 3.0 alongside Polygon and the new innovations ahead for digital collectibles.”

Next, Arnold looks at the decentralized interoperability platform Polkadot (DOT). He points to a recent tweet from Polkadot founder Gavin Wood explaining that there are currently just under 19 million DOT tokens stored in the DOT treasury to fund community projects.

If any DOT goes unused, it gets burned. Currently, the Polkadot treasury is burning 239,988 tokens every month, according to Gavin Wood.

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“Either burned or used, the DOT token is only getting more scarce. We have seen a rally in the DOT price recently. This could be linked to some exciting developments ahead, such as the upcoming parachain launch and slot auctions – these parachain auctions will take DOT off the market as well.

And with the first 11 parachain auctions coming to Polkadot next month, along with the 100 or so available slots to be filled, this could boost Polkadot’s presence in the crypto sector, and could cement the multichain system’s rising status.”

The third coin Arnold looks at is the supply chain management protocol VeChain (VET). The trader highlights that VeChain recently landed a partnership with major logistics company DHL for enterprise NFT (non-fungible token) issuance.

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“This collaboration with DHL China, one of the first things it will allow customers to experiment with is customize the DHL mascot and then mint it as NFTs on the VeChainThor blockchain solution.”

Next up is the smart contract platform Cardano (ADA). Arnold notes that Cardano appears to be gaining more traction after landing partnerships with television satellite provider DISH and announcing that the network has received $100 million for investment in Cardano-focused projects in Africa.

“Simply put, there are so many people in more developing areas of the world that don’t have financial stability, and that can be changed with Cardano with blockchain.”

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Another coin on Arnold’s list is the decentralized oracle network Chainlink (LINK). He notes that despite the token’s lackluster performance over the last few months, he believes there is still massive upside for LINK to realize in the market as partnerships continue to rise month-over-month, with 84 integrations made just in September.

“I get it, but in my opinion, Chainlink still has a lot of room to grow. Think about this: Chainlink already has a ton of exclusive, big partnerships with big companies – Google and Oracle to name two – over 75 different blockchains already use Chainlink technology, as well as being used by many data feeds, including USD [US dollar] currency pairs. That’s a strong foundation.

My speculation is this: over these next few years, as DApp [decentralized application] platforms like Ethereum [ETH], Cardano, Solana [SOL], Polkadot, Elrond [EGLD], etc. continue to fight for market share… Chainlink is integrating with all of them… Something to think about.”

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Finally, the crypto trader thinks that the leading smart contract platform Ethereum is gearing up for a huge 2022. He notes that Ethereum developers announced that ETH is planning to make the transition into Ethereum 2.0 in May-June of 2022, which will convert the blockchain to a proof-of-stake protocol.

“The code should be ready around February 2022. The merge to mainnet, to ETH 2.0, in June of 2022 at the earliest. Next year will be known as the year of ETH. That’s where DeFi [decentralized finance] is, that’s where NFTs are.”

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