Real-Time TPS

Cardano TPS is coming soon, while Polkadot TPS is 0.14 tx/s

0.14 tx/s

Max Recorded TPS

Cardano max TPS is coming soon, while Polkadot max TPS is 112 tx/s

112 tx/s

Block Time

Cardano block time is coming soon, while Polkadot block time is 6.05s


Time to Finality (TTF)

Cardano TTF is coming soon, while Polkadot TTF is 1m



Cardano and Polkadot are both layer 1 blockchains

Layer 1 blockchain
Layer 1 blockchain

Governance Model

Cardano governance is coming soon, while Polkadot governance is on-chain


Other Comparisons

About Blockchains

What is Cardano?

Cardano is a proof-of-stake blockchain platform: the first to be founded on peer-reviewed research and developed through evidence-based methods. It combines pioneering technologies to provide unparalleled security and sustainability to decentralized applications, systems, and societies.

What is Polkadot?

Polkadot stands out among other blockchain projects for its focus on enhancing the foundational infrastructure of dApps. It aims to enable interoperability between blockchain ecosystems, facilitating seamless communication without intermediaries. Functioning as a "network of networks," Polkadot utilizes parachains — specialized blockchains with unique functionalities and tokens — to enable interaction between diverse blockchain architectures. Powered by the nominated proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus algorithm and drawing inspiration from the Ouroboros protocol, Polkadot offers a robust framework for building interconnected and scalable decentralized systems.

Blockchains Socials

Cardano Socials

Polkadot Socials