Real-Time TPS

Moonbeam TPS is 2.3X more than Polkadot TPS

0.31 tx/s
0.14 tx/s

Max Recorded TPS

Moonbeam max TPS is 81.17% less than Polkadot max TPS

21.05 tx/s
112 tx/s

Max Theoretical TPS

Moonbeam max theoretical TPS is 96.1% less than Polkadot max theoretical TPS

58.4 tx/s
1,500 tx/s

Block Time

Moonbeam block time is 2.1X more than Polkadot block time


Time to Finality (TTF)

Moonbeam TTF is the same as Polkadot TTF



Moonbeam is a parachain, while Polkadot is a layer 1 blockchain

Layer 1 blockchain

Governance Model

The governance types of Moonbeam and Polkadot are both on-chain


Other Comparisons

About Blockchains

What is Moonbeam?

Moonbeam is an EVM-compatible smart contracts platform built in the Polkadot ecosystem. It's designed for seamless compatibility with Ethereum tooling to provide a user-friendly environment for porting existing and developing new dApps. Also, as the biggest Polkadot parachain Moonbeam encourages cross-chain communication with other parachains.

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

Moonbeam Socials

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