Cardano vs Polygon

Cardano 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 byCharles HoskinsonJaynti Kanani, Sandeep Nailwa, Anurag Arjun, and Mihailo Bjelic
Native tokenADAMATIC
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmEdDSAKECCAK-256
Supports EVMNoYes
Block time (secs)202
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.18$0.018
Staking rewards (APR)5%4.78%

High-level Comparisons

Is Cardano faster than Polygon?

No, Cardano only processes 250 transactions per second. Polygon processes up to 7000.

Is Cardano cheaper than Polygon?

No, Cardano has an average transaction fee of $0.18, whereas Polygon costs $0.018.