Optimism vs Aptos

Optimism and Aptos 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 byJinglan Wang, Benjamin Jones, Karl Floersch, and Kevin HoAvery Ching
Native tokenOPAPT
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256KECCAK-256
Supports EVMYesYes
Block time (secs)24
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.141$0.0000012
Staking rewards (APR)0%7%

High-level Comparisons

Is Optimism faster than Aptos?

No, Optimism only processes 4000 transactions per second. Aptos processes up to 160000.

Is Optimism cheaper than Aptos?

No, Optimism has an average transaction fee of $0.141, whereas Aptos costs $0.0000012.