Arbitrum vs Polygon

Arbitrum and Polygon 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 GedgaudsJaynti Kanani, Sandeep Nailwa, Anurag Arjun, and Mihailo Bjelic
Native tokenETHMATIC
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256KECCAK-256
Supports EVMYesYes
Block time (secs)132
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.101$0.018
Staking rewards (APR)0%4.78%

High-level Comparisons

Is Arbitrum faster than Polygon?

No, Arbitrum only processes 4000 transactions per second. Polygon processes up to 7000.

Is Arbitrum cheaper than Polygon?

No, Arbitrum has an average transaction fee of $0.101, whereas Polygon costs $0.018.