Cosmos vs Optimism

Cosmos and Optimism 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 byEthan Buchman and Jae KwonJinglan Wang, Benjamin Jones, Karl Floersch, and Kevin Ho
Native tokenATOMOP
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmSHA-256KECCAK-256
Supports EVMNoYes
Block time (secs)12
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.01$0.141
Staking rewards (APR)25.4%%

High-level Comparisons

Is Cosmos faster than Optimism?

Yes, Cosmos can process 10000 transactions per second. Optimism only processes up to 4000.

Is Cosmos cheaper than Optimism?

Yes, Cosmos has an average transaction fee of $0.01, whereas Optimism costs $0.141.