Avalanche vs Polygon

Avalanche 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 byEmin Gün Sirer, Kevin Sekniqi, and Ted YinJaynti Kanani, Sandeep Nailwa, Anurag Arjun, and Mihailo Bjelic
Native tokenAVAXMATIC
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256KECCAK-256
Supports EVMYesYes
Block time (secs)22
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.12$0.018
Staking rewards (APR)8.96%4.78%

High-level Comparisons

Is Avalanche faster than Polygon?

No, Avalanche only processes 4500 transactions per second. Polygon processes up to 7000.

Is Avalanche cheaper than Polygon?

No, Avalanche has an average transaction fee of $0.12, whereas Polygon costs $0.018.