Polygon vs Aptos

Polygon and Aptos 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 byJaynti Kanani, Sandeep Nailwa, Anurag Arjun, and Mihailo BjelicAvery Ching
Native tokenMATICAPT
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256KECCAK-256
Supports EVMYesYes
Block time (secs)24
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.018$0.0000012
Staking rewards (APR)4.78%7%

High-level Comparisons

Is Polygon faster than Aptos?

No, Polygon only processes 7000 transactions per second. Aptos processes up to 160000.

Is Polygon cheaper than Aptos?

No, Polygon has an average transaction fee of $0.018, whereas Aptos costs $0.0000012.