Ethereum Classic vs Polygon

Ethereum Classic 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

Ethereum ClassicPolygon
Created byVitalik ButerinJaynti Kanani, Sandeep Nailwa, Anurag Arjun, and Mihailo Bjelic
Native tokenETCMATIC
Consensus algorithmPoWPoS
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256KECCAK-256
Supports EVMYesYes
Block time (secs)132
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.0001$0.018
Staking rewards (APR)0%4.78%

High-level Comparisons

Is Ethereum Classic faster than Polygon?

No, Ethereum Classic only processes 15 transactions per second. Polygon processes up to 7000.

Is Ethereum Classic cheaper than Polygon?

No, Ethereum Classic has an average transaction fee of $0.0001, whereas Polygon costs $0.018.