Polygon vs Arbitrum

Polygon and Arbitrum 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 BjelicGermans Gedgauds
Native tokenMATICETH
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256KECCAK-256
Supports EVMYesYes
Block time (secs)213
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.018$0.101
Staking rewards (APR)4.78%%

High-level Comparisons

Is Polygon faster than Arbitrum?

Yes, Polygon can process 7000 transactions per second. Arbitrum only processes up to 4000.

Is Polygon cheaper than Arbitrum?

Yes, Polygon has an average transaction fee of $0.018, whereas Arbitrum costs $0.101.