Real-Time TPS

Bitcoin TPS is 90.1% less than Polygon TPS

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4.19 tx/s
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42.33 tx/s

Max Recorded TPS

Bitcoin max TPS is 96.92% less than Polygon max TPS

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13.2 tx/s
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429 tx/s

Max Theoretical TPS

Bitcoin max theoretical TPS is 98.92% less than Polygon max theoretical TPS

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7 tx/s
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649 tx/s

Block Time

Bitcoin block time is 504X more than Polygon block time

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18m 1s
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Bitcoin finality is 14X more than Polygon finality

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4m 16s


Bitcoin is a layer 1 blockchain, while Polygon is a layer 2 blockchain

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Layer 1 blockchain
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Layer 2 blockchain

Governance Model

The governance types of Bitcoin and Polygon are both off-chain

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Launch Date

Bitcoin was launched 11 years before Polygon

Jan 3, 2009
May 30, 2020

Other Comparisons

About Blockchains

What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin stands as a leading cryptocurrency and payment network, utilizing peer-to-peer technology to operate without central authorities. It embraces global participation as an open-source platform. A notable advancement in Bitcoin is the introduction of ordinals and inscriptions. Launched in January 2023, the Bitcoin ordinals protocol enables the embedding of digital content like art, text, or video directly onto the Bitcoin blockchain. This innovation allows for the creation of exclusive digital collectibles, giving each satoshi a unique identity and purpose, broadening Bitcoin's utility beyond its role as a store of value.

What is Polygon?

Polygon, formerly Matic Network, is a blockchain platform designed to establish a multi-chain system compatible with Ethereum. It employs a proof-of-stake consensus mechanism similar to Ethereum for on-chain transactions, with its native token being MATIC. Functioning as a "layer two" or "sidechain" scaling solution alongside Ethereum, Polygon facilitates quicker transactions and lower fees. Its inception aimed to tackle Ethereum's major challenges, including high fees, subpar user experience, and limited transaction throughput, aspiring to create an "Ethereum's internet of blockchains" or a multi-chain ecosystem of Ethereum-compatible blockchains.

Blockchains Socials

Bitcoin Socials

Polygon Socials