Polkadot vs Cosmos

Polkadot and Cosmos 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 CzabanEthan Buchman and Jae Kwon
Native tokenDOTATOM
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmBLAKE2SHA-256
Supports EVMNoNo
Block time (secs)61
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.08792$0.01
Staking rewards (APR)14.5%25.4%

High-level Comparisons

Is Polkadot faster than Cosmos?

No, Polkadot only processes 1000 transactions per second. Cosmos processes up to 10000.

Is Polkadot cheaper than Cosmos?

No, Polkadot has an average transaction fee of $0.08792, whereas Cosmos costs $0.01.