Monero vs Polygon

Monero 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 byRiccardo SpagniJaynti Kanani, Sandeep Nailwa, Anurag Arjun, and Mihailo Bjelic
Native tokenXMRMATIC
Consensus algorithmPoWPoS
Hashing algorithmrandomxKECCAK-256
Supports EVMNoYes
Block time (secs)1202
Supports smart contractsNoYes
Average transaction fee$0.001$0.018
Staking rewards (APR)0%4.78%

High-level Comparisons

Is Monero faster than Polygon?

No, Monero only processes 1700 transactions per second. Polygon processes up to 7000.

Is Monero cheaper than Polygon?

No, Monero has an average transaction fee of $0.001, whereas Polygon costs $0.018.