Avalanche vs Polkadot

Avalanche 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 byEmin Gün Sirer, Kevin Sekniqi, and Ted YinGavin Wood, Robert Habermeier and Peter Czaban
Native tokenAVAXDOT
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256BLAKE2
Supports EVMYesNo
Block time (secs)26
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.12$0.08792
Staking rewards (APR)8.96%14.5%

High-level Comparisons

Is Avalanche faster than Polkadot?

Yes, Avalanche can process 4500 transactions per second. Polkadot only processes up to 1000.

Is Avalanche cheaper than Polkadot?

Yes, Avalanche has an average transaction fee of $0.12, whereas Polkadot costs $0.08792.