Optimism vs Solana

Optimism and Solana 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 HoAnatoly Yakovenko
Native tokenOPSOL
Consensus algorithmPoSPoH
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256SHA-256
Supports EVMYesNo
Block time (secs)20.4
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.141$0.00025
Staking rewards (APR)0%7%

High-level Comparisons

Is Optimism faster than Solana?

No, Optimism only processes 4000 transactions per second. Solana processes up to 65000.

Is Optimism cheaper than Solana?

No, Optimism has an average transaction fee of $0.141, whereas Solana costs $0.00025.