Real-Time TPS

Gnosis Chain TPS is 17X more than Polkadot TPS

2.43 tx/s
0.15 tx/s

Max Recorded TPS

Gnosis Chain max TPS is 27.66% less than Polkadot max TPS

80.9 tx/s
112 tx/s

Max Theoretical TPS

Gnosis Chain max theoretical TPS is 89.62% less than Polkadot max theoretical TPS

156 tx/s
1,500 tx/s

Block Time

Gnosis Chain block time is 15.58% less than Polkadot block time


Time to Finality (TTF)

Gnosis Chain TTF is 4X more than Polkadot TTF



Gnosis Chain is a layer 2 blockchain, while Polkadot is a layer 1 blockchain

Layer 2 blockchain
Layer 1 blockchain

Governance Model

Gnosis Chain multisig governance is worse than Polkadot on-chain governance


Other Comparisons

About Blockchains

What is Gnosis Chain?

Gnosis Chain operates as an execution-layer Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) chain, utilizing the xDAI stablecoin for transactions and fee payments. Its security is ensured by the Gnosis Beacon Chain (GBC), which employs a Proof-of-Stake consensus mechanism akin to Cardano and Solana. Users stake GNO tokens to participate in transaction validation, earning additional GNO rewards for contributing to network security.

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

Gnosis Chain Socials

Polkadot Socials