Polygon vs Cardano

Polygon and Cardano 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 BjelicCharles Hoskinson
Native tokenMATICADA
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256EdDSA
Supports EVMYesNo
Block time (secs)220
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.018$0.18
Staking rewards (APR)4.78%5%

High-level Comparisons

Is Polygon faster than Cardano?

Yes, Polygon can process 7000 transactions per second. Cardano only processes up to 250.

Is Polygon cheaper than Cardano?

Yes, Polygon has an average transaction fee of $0.018, whereas Cardano costs $0.18.