Polkadot vs Aptos

Polkadot 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 byGavin Wood, Robert Habermeier and Peter CzabanAvery Ching
Native tokenDOTAPT
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmBLAKE2KECCAK-256
Supports EVMNoYes
Block time (secs)64
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.08792$0.0000012
Staking rewards (APR)14.5%7%

High-level Comparisons

Is Polkadot faster than Aptos?

No, Polkadot only processes 1000 transactions per second. Aptos processes up to 160000.

Is Polkadot cheaper than Aptos?

No, Polkadot has an average transaction fee of $0.08792, whereas Aptos costs $0.0000012.