Polkadot (DOT) price: TikTok talks, Mythos Chain migration, Polimec launch, and Consensus 2024

on May 27, 2024
  • Polkadot (DOT) trades at $7.47, with a 6% weekly and 12.91% monthly gain.
  • Frank McCourt plans to decentralize TikTok using Polkadot's Frequency parachain.
  • Mythos Chain migrating to Polkadot, bringing 750K wallets and 1M new users.

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The price of Polkadot (DOT) recently hit $11.54 for the first time since May 2022, and despite a 35% decline over the past two months, it is trading 42% higher compared where it was trading last year the same time.

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Well, while the 35% decline caused panic among some traders, some saw it as a buy opportunity especially because of the notable developments within the Polkadot ecosystem.  In this article, we shall look at these recent developments that have a potential impact on the future of Polkadot price movement.

Potential use of Polkadot in decentralizing TikTok

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TikTok, with over 170 million users, is facing pressure from the US government to get a US-based owner due to national security concerns and alleged links to the Chinese government.

It’s at the backdrop of this pressure that US billionaire Frank McCourt is organizing a people’s bid to acquire TikTok and decentralize it using the Decentralized Social Networking Protocol (DSNP) from Project Liberty leveraging Polkadot parachain social platform Frequency.

According to a recent press-release, McCourt’s initiative, termed the “people’s bid,” seeks to empower users by migrating TikTok to an open-source protocol, restoring control over digital identities and data.

One of the largest gaming blockchains migrating to Polkadot

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Another notable development is the announcement of Mythos Chain, one of the largest gaming blockchains, migrating to Polkadot.

Mythos Chain serves as the backbone for Mythical Gaming, a prominent gaming firm known for popular mobile games like NFL Rivals and Nitro Nation and its migration will inject over 750,000 active wallets and a million new users into the Polkadot ecosystem.

The migration will involve exchanging 1,000,000 DOT tokens for 15,000,000 MYTH tokens, with an additional allocation of MYTH tokens for incentives and grants to ecosystem partners.

Mythical Games aims to collaborate closely with Parity Technologies to ensure a seamless migration process without disrupting its relationship with major app stores.

Funding platform launches on Polkadot

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In addition to Mythos Chain’s migration, Polkadot has seen the launch of Polimec, a decentralized funding platform built specifically for the Polkadot ecosystem.

Polimec empowers community members to assess and support Web3 projects by providing access to funding information and project evaluations.

Notably, the platform prioritizes compliance with U.S. regulatory standards, requiring users to obtain a Deloitte KYC Credential before investing. Participants can choose to become evaluators and engage in a 28-day evaluation round, where they conduct due diligence on new projects. Successful evaluators are rewarded with tokens if the projects they support proceed to the fundraising phase.

Initial projects hosted on Polimec include Mandala, Apillon, and ImpactScope, showcasing the platform’s commitment to supporting emerging blockchain initiatives.

Polkadot’s presence at Consensus 2024

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Polkadot’s presence at Consensus 2024 further underscores its growing influence and relevance in the blockchain space.

Consensus 2024, held in Austin, Texas, provides a platform for attendees to learn about Polkadot’s applications and real-world blockchain implementations.

Consensus 2024 participants have the opportunity to earn Proof of Attendance Protocol (POAPs) tokens by visiting themed booths and engaging with Polkadot representatives.

Notably, Polkadot ambassador Conor Daly, a renowned Indycar and NASCAR star, will be in attendance, hosting fireside chats to discuss the potential of blockchain technology and its impact on various industries.

Polkadot (DOT) price reaction

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At press time, Polkadot (DOT) was trading at $7.47, marking a modest increase of 0.37% for the day. Though a relatively low price rise, it adds to DOT’s impressive weekly surge of 6% and monthly gains of 12.91%.

With a market cap now standing at $10,733,175,696, Polkadot has secured its position at 13th on Coinmarketcap.

Following the recent developments, the cryptocurrency has been experiencing heightened activity in the market, with today’s trading volume rising by 23% to hit $189.25M.

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