Real-Time TPS

Optimism TPS is 90.77% less than Polygon TPS

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4.84 tx/s
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52.4 tx/s

Max Recorded TPS

Optimism max TPS is 84.29% less than Polygon max TPS

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67.41 tx/s
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429 tx/s

Max Theoretical TPS

Optimism max theoretical TPS is 1.1X more than Polygon max theoretical TPS

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714 tx/s
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649 tx/s

Block Time

Optimism block time is 9.22% less than Polygon block time

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Optimism finality is 3.75X more than Polygon finality

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4m 16s


Optimism and Polygon are both layer 2 blockchains

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Layer 2 blockchain
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Layer 2 blockchain

Governance Model

Optimism on-chain governance is better than Polygon off-chain governance

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Launch Date

Optimism was launched 2 years after Polygon

Dec 16, 2021
May 30, 2020

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About Blockchains

What is Optimism?

Optimism provides a Layer 2 scaling fix for Ethereum, greatly boosting its scalability and cutting down on gas fees. It maintains robust security measures and guarantees a smooth development experience. Through Optimistic Rollups, it enables swift transaction processing, positioning Ethereum as a viable option for deploying intricate and interactive applications.

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

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