Transactions Per Second (TPS)


Bitcoin TPS is 85.93% less than Polygon TPS

Bitcoin
7.93 tx/s
Polygon
56.35 tx/s

Max Recorded TPS


Bitcoin Max TPS is 96.12% less than Polygon Max TPS

Bitcoin
10.92 tx/s
Polygon
282 tx/s

Block Time


Bitcoin block time is 128X more than Polygon block time

Bitcoin
4m 43s
Polygon
2.21s

Time to Finality (TTF)


Bitcoin TTF is 14X more than Polygon TTF

Bitcoin
1h
Polygon
4m 16s

Type


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

Bitcoin
Layer 1 blockchain
Polygon
Layer 2 blockchain

Governance Model


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

Bitcoin
Off-chain
Polygon
Off-chain

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