Polkadot vs Polygon

Polkadot and Polygon 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 CzabanJaynti Kanani, Sandeep Nailwa, Anurag Arjun, and Mihailo Bjelic
Native tokenDOTMATIC
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmBLAKE2KECCAK-256
Supports EVMNoYes
Block time (secs)62
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.08792$0.018
Staking rewards (APR)14.5%4.78%

High-level Comparisons

Is Polkadot faster than Polygon?

No, Polkadot only processes 1000 transactions per second. Polygon processes up to 7000.

Is Polkadot cheaper than Polygon?

No, Polkadot has an average transaction fee of $0.08792, whereas Polygon costs $0.018.