Aptos vs Polkadot

Aptos and Polkadot 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 ChingGavin Wood, Robert Habermeier and Peter Czaban
Native tokenAPTDOT
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256BLAKE2
Supports EVMYesNo
Block time (secs)46
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.0000012$0.08792
Staking rewards (APR)7%14.5%

High-level Comparisons

Is Aptos faster than Polkadot?

Yes, Aptos can process 160000 transactions per second. Polkadot only processes up to 1000.

Is Aptos cheaper than Polkadot?

Yes, Aptos has an average transaction fee of $0.0000012, whereas Polkadot costs $0.08792.