Real-Time TPS

Cardano TPS is coming soon, while Polygon TPS is 48.05 tx/s

48.05 tx/s

Max Recorded TPS

Cardano max TPS is coming soon, while Polygon max TPS is 282 tx/s

282 tx/s

Block Time

Cardano block time is coming soon, while Polygon block time is 2.43s


Time to Finality (TTF)

Cardano TTF is coming soon, while Polygon TTF is 4m 16s

4m 16s


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

Layer 1 blockchain
Layer 2 blockchain

Governance Model

Cardano governance is coming soon, while Polygon governance is off-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 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

Cardano Socials

Polygon Socials