Optimism vs Cosmos

Optimism and Cosmos 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 HoEthan Buchman and Jae Kwon
Native tokenOPATOM
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256SHA-256
Supports EVMYesNo
Block time (secs)21
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.141$0.01
Staking rewards (APR)0%25.4%

High-level Comparisons

Is Optimism faster than Cosmos?

No, Optimism only processes 4000 transactions per second. Cosmos processes up to 10000.

Is Optimism cheaper than Cosmos?

No, Optimism has an average transaction fee of $0.141, whereas Cosmos costs $0.01.