Polkadot vs Cardano

Polkadot and Cardano 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 CzabanCharles Hoskinson
Native tokenDOTADA
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmBLAKE2EdDSA
Supports EVMNoNo
Block time (secs)620
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.08792$0.18
Staking rewards (APR)14.5%5%

High-level Comparisons

Is Polkadot faster than Cardano?

Yes, Polkadot can process 1000 transactions per second. Cardano only processes up to 250.

Is Polkadot cheaper than Cardano?

Yes, Polkadot has an average transaction fee of $0.08792, whereas Cardano costs $0.18.