Polkadot vs Avalanche

Polkadot and Avalanche 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 CzabanEmin Gün Sirer, Kevin Sekniqi, and Ted Yin
Native tokenDOTAVAX
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmBLAKE2KECCAK-256
Supports EVMNoYes
Block time (secs)62
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.08792$0.12
Staking rewards (APR)14.5%8.96%

High-level Comparisons

Is Polkadot faster than Avalanche?

No, Polkadot only processes 1000 transactions per second. Avalanche processes up to 4500.

Is Polkadot cheaper than Avalanche?

No, Polkadot has an average transaction fee of $0.08792, whereas Avalanche costs $0.12.