Polygon vs Avalanche

Polygon and Avalanche 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 BjelicEmin Gün Sirer, Kevin Sekniqi, and Ted Yin
Native tokenMATICAVAX
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256KECCAK-256
Supports EVMYesYes
Block time (secs)22
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.018$0.12
Staking rewards (APR)4.78%8.96%

High-level Comparisons

Is Polygon faster than Avalanche?

Yes, Polygon can process 7000 transactions per second. Avalanche only processes up to 4500.

Is Polygon cheaper than Avalanche?

Yes, Polygon has an average transaction fee of $0.018, whereas Avalanche costs $0.12.