Cosmos vs Polkadot

Cosmos 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 byEthan Buchman and Jae KwonGavin Wood, Robert Habermeier and Peter Czaban
Native tokenATOMDOT
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmSHA-256BLAKE2
Supports EVMNoNo
Block time (secs)16
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.01$0.08792
Staking rewards (APR)25.4%14.5%

High-level Comparisons

Is Cosmos faster than Polkadot?

Yes, Cosmos can process 10000 transactions per second. Polkadot only processes up to 1000.

Is Cosmos cheaper than Polkadot?

Yes, Cosmos has an average transaction fee of $0.01, whereas Polkadot costs $0.08792.