Bitcoin vs Polygon

Bitcoin 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 bySatoshi NakamotoJaynti Kanani, Sandeep Nailwa, Anurag Arjun, and Mihailo Bjelic
Native tokenBTCMATIC
Consensus algorithmPoWPoS
Hashing algorithmSHA-256KECCAK-256
Supports EVMNoYes
Block time (secs)6002
Supports smart contractsNoYes
Average transaction fee$5.0973$0.018
Staking rewards (APR)0%4.78%

High-level Comparisons

Is Bitcoin faster than Polygon?

No, Bitcoin only processes 5 transactions per second. Polygon processes up to 7000.

Is Bitcoin cheaper than Polygon?

No, Bitcoin has an average transaction fee of $5.0973, whereas Polygon costs $0.018.