Which altcoins will feel the pain, and which will weather the storm? Alexandria has the altcoin predictions for summer 2022
After our not-overly-optimistic Bitcoin
and Ethereum predictions for summer 2022
, it is time to find a few alt gems in the market. The next few months could be difficult for the biggest cryptocurrencies, but some altcoins will defy the odds and outperform the market, just like in 2021.
For our altcoins predictions for summer 2022, CoinMarketCap Alexandria picked three promising altcoins that could have a good summer.
In this technical analysis, we will be taking a deep dive into the price actions of some coins in the recent headlines — NEAR, DOGE and SOL — on the 1D time frame.
For this analysis, we will be using the logarithmic chart on the daily time frame.
is a layer-one blockchain
that has generated a lot of buzz in spring
. That is undoubtedly due to the surge in TVL
in the Near ecosystem — the total value locked increased almost 4X from the end of February until the end of April. That led to a spike in NEAR’s price, which doubled from just below $10 around the end of February to $18 at the end of April. At the time of writing, NEAR has retraced like the entire market. However, there is a lot to like about its mid-term prospects.
Near Protocol launched its USN
stablecoin. The influx of fresh money into USN and the Near ecosystem will likely not happen overnight, but protocols like Bastion Protocol
could attract users over the coming months. Near also has an $800 million ecosystem development fund ready to incentivize development. Its blockchain architecture is sound and Near lends itself both to DeFi
and to GameFi
. Moreover, it also has a working bridge
, making it easy for DeFi users from the Ethereum ecosystem to test Near themselves.
DeFi educator, The DeFi Edge
, makes the case that Near has the best combination of sound blockchain architecture, VC
firepower behind it, and several fundamental bullish catalysts
that could propel its token price higher in the next few months (if the bear market
Technical Analysis NEAR/USDT
The daily time frame gives us a better image of the market structure. NEAR had been in a bullish channel from the mid of July 2021 till the beginning of 2022 before falling sharply following the market. It recently found a major support level at $3.00 and is looking to print a higher high.
After founding the support level, NEAR experienced a price push towards $4.40. At the time of writing, it is at a minor resistance level that may trigger a correction in price. The last time when the price was at this level, we saw a double bottom confirmation of support from the coin before it continued to the upside. It is currently setting up for another big move.
If there is a daily close above $4.50, expect NEAR to continue towards $5.50. However, if there is a rejection from this level, it will retest the $3.00 support zone.
Maybe you didn't see this one coming, but hear us out.
DOGE has had a torrid time since peaking last May — it is down more than 80% from its peak. On the other hand, its current price of $0.06 is "at its support of March 2021.” That is a reasonable short-term bottom given Dogecoin's popularity as a speculative memecoin
On the plus side, Dogecoin has the potential new Twitter owner, Elon Musk
, in its corner. Its price already spiked on speculation that Dogecoin may be implemented on Twitter
in some shape or form. That is, of course, dependent on Musk finally going through with the deal. But Elon is not the only prominent Dogecoin proponent
. The billionaire and (in)famous DeFi investor Mark Cuban
proposed adding a confirmation system, where DOGE as a layer-two solution would be used to verify real posts and flag spam — something Musk has vowed to combat on Twitter. The idea received praise from Dogecoin's creator.
Interest in buying Dogecoin
understandably peaked after Musk's purchase of Twitter. On Google Trends
, the keyword shot up in search volume
, even though that may only be a temporary spike. It would be an ironic twist of fate if the memecoin
were to pump because of fundamentals and adoption as a means of payment on a wider scale.
Technical Analysis DOGE/USDT
DOGE has been in a downtrend since May 2021. However, at the time of writing, it has bounced off a pivotal support level. DOGE is in the middle of a relief bounce and is approaching a major resistance zone.
If there is a daily close above $0.075, expect DOGE to continue to $0.09. However, if there is a rejection from this level, it will assist the price retracing back to our major support.
Singling out Solana from a capitulating altcoin market
is maybe a bit unfair, but there's a reason to analyze the 2021 L1 player now
Take Solana's still-unsolved outage problems
. A bot attack brought the Solana network
to a halt last month for a seven-hour outage
, one of three
total outages this year, as well as two partial outages due to network congestion in 2022.
Twitter quipped that Solana should start listing business hours, and the truth is that its performance issues have taken a toll on its popularity. While Solana peaked at almost 7% market share by TVL in September 2021, it had been losing compared to other L1s. TVL has cratered since winter 2021, from around $14 billion to less than $3 billion.
However, we also must note that SOL's utility has increased with the Opensea integration and the announcement of a new web3
android phone, Saga.
Even so, attention has switched from Solana to other L1s like Near. SOL is now down more than 75% from its all-time high.
Technical Analysis SOL/USDT
SOL has had some incredible swings. At the time of writing, the coin is testing a major resistance level. If SOL can successfully flip it, we may see another parabolic run. The last time the market was at this level, we saw a positive reaction. Will history repeat itself?
If there is a daily close above $44, expect SOL to have another run. Rejection from this level will trigger a sell-off.
- NEAR has confirmed major support.
- DOGE is looking for another parabolic run.
- SOL is approaching major resistance.
Something to look out for is to see if ALTS can successfully break through resistance. Remember that this is all based on the subjective views of the writer. As always, do your own research
This analysis is done by Young Crypto Wolf.
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