Polkadot vs Arbitrum

Polkadot and Arbitrum 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 CzabanGermans Gedgauds
Native tokenDOTETH
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmBLAKE2KECCAK-256
Supports EVMNoYes
Block time (secs)613
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.08792$0.101
Staking rewards (APR)14.5%%

High-level Comparisons

Is Polkadot faster than Arbitrum?

No, Polkadot only processes 1000 transactions per second. Arbitrum processes up to 4000.

Is Polkadot cheaper than Arbitrum?

No, Polkadot has an average transaction fee of $0.08792, whereas Arbitrum costs $0.101.