Polygon vs Ethereum Classic

Polygon and Ethereum Classic 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

PolygonEthereum Classic
Created byJaynti Kanani, Sandeep Nailwa, Anurag Arjun, and Mihailo BjelicVitalik Buterin
Native tokenMATICETC
Consensus algorithmPoSPoW
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256KECCAK-256
Supports EVMYesYes
Block time (secs)213
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.018$0.0001
Staking rewards (APR)4.78%%

High-level Comparisons

Is Polygon faster than Ethereum Classic?

Yes, Polygon can process 7000 transactions per second. Ethereum Classic only processes up to 15.

Is Polygon cheaper than Ethereum Classic?

Yes, Polygon has an average transaction fee of $0.018, whereas Ethereum Classic costs $0.0001.