Arbitrum vs Polkadot

Arbitrum 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 byGermans GedgaudsGavin Wood, Robert Habermeier and Peter Czaban
Native tokenETHDOT
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256BLAKE2
Supports EVMYesNo
Block time (secs)136
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.101$0.08792
Staking rewards (APR)0%14.5%

High-level Comparisons

Is Arbitrum faster than Polkadot?

Yes, Arbitrum can process 4000 transactions per second. Polkadot only processes up to 1000.

Is Arbitrum cheaper than Polkadot?

Yes, Arbitrum has an average transaction fee of $0.101, whereas Polkadot costs $0.08792.