Aptos vs Optimism

Aptos and Optimism are two popular blockchains. In this article we'll compare them across a variety of metrics. Both blockchains have their own strengths and weaknesses, and we'll explore them below.

Table of Contents

  1. Metrics
  2. Comparison

Comparing Metrics

Created byAvery ChingJinglan Wang, Benjamin Jones, Karl Floersch, and Kevin Ho
Native tokenAPTOP
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256KECCAK-256
Supports EVMYesYes
Block time (secs)42
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.0000012$0.141
Staking rewards (APR)7%%

High-level Comparisons

Is Aptos faster than Optimism?

Yes, Aptos can process 160000 transactions per second. Optimism only processes up to 4000.

Is Aptos cheaper than Optimism?

Yes, Aptos has an average transaction fee of $0.0000012, whereas Optimism costs $0.141.