Optimism vs TON

Optimism and TON 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 HoNikolai and Pavel Durov
Native tokenOPTON
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256KECCAK-256
Supports EVMYesNo
Block time (secs)25
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.141$0.012375
Staking rewards (APR)0%6.85%

High-level Comparisons

Is Optimism faster than TON?

No, Optimism only processes 4000 transactions per second. TON processes up to 1000000.

Is Optimism cheaper than TON?

No, Optimism has an average transaction fee of $0.141, whereas TON costs $0.012375.