Transactions Per Second (TPS)


Ethereum TPS is 77.66% less than Polygon TPS

Ethereum
13.43 tx/s
Polygon
60.12 tx/s

Max Recorded TPS


Ethereum Max TPS is 77.86% less than Polygon Max TPS

Ethereum
62.34 tx/s
Polygon
282 tx/s

Block Time


Ethereum block time is 5.43X more than Polygon block time

Ethereum
12s
Polygon
2.21s

Time to Finality (TTF)


Ethereum TTF is 3.75X more than Polygon TTF

Ethereum
16m
Polygon
4m 16s

Type


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

Ethereum
Layer 1 blockchain
Polygon
Layer 2 blockchain

Governance Model


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

Ethereum
Off-chain
Polygon
Off-chain

Other Comparisons

About Blockchains

What is Ethereum?


Ethereum emerges as a decentralized, open-source blockchain platform empowering developers to craft and deploy smart contracts alongside dApps. Pioneering the smart contract concept, Ethereum enables self-executing agreements with terms directly encoded into its blockchain, eliminating the need for intermediaries. Additionally, Ethereum serves as a hub for the creation and exchange of NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) and various digital assets. Its intrinsic cryptocurrency, Ether (ETH), facilitates network transactions and incentivizes miners to uphold network security. Ethereum's evolution to Ethereum 2.0 introduces a proof-of-stake (PoS) mechanism, aiming to enhance scalability and energy efficiency.

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

Ethereum Socials


Polygon Socials