Cardano vs Polkadot

Cardano 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 byCharles HoskinsonGavin Wood, Robert Habermeier and Peter Czaban
Native tokenADADOT
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmEdDSABLAKE2
Supports EVMNoNo
Block time (secs)206
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.18$0.08792
Staking rewards (APR)5%14.5%

High-level Comparisons

Is Cardano faster than Polkadot?

No, Cardano only processes 250 transactions per second. Polkadot processes up to 1000.

Is Cardano cheaper than Polkadot?

No, Cardano has an average transaction fee of $0.18, whereas Polkadot costs $0.08792.