Real-Time TPS

Polkadot TPS is 95.72% less than Avalanche TPS

0.14 tx/s
3.19 tx/s

Max Recorded TPS

Polkadot max TPS is 1.21X more than Avalanche max TPS

112 tx/s
92.74 tx/s

Max Theoretical TPS

Polkadot max theoretical TPS is 4.2X more than Avalanche max theoretical TPS

1,500 tx/s
357 tx/s

Block Time

Polkadot block time is 2.95X more than Avalanche block time


Time to Finality (TTF)

Polkadot TTF is 100% more than Avalanche TTF



Polkadot and Avalanche are both layer 1 blockchains

Layer 1 blockchain
Layer 1 blockchain

Governance Model

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


Other Comparisons

About Blockchains

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.

What is Avalanche?

Avalanche emerges as a rapid, scalable blockchain platform facilitating the seamless creation and deployment of dApps. Distinguished by its unique consensus mechanism, it's particularly good for DeFi applications, allowing high throughput and nearly instant finality. Its architecture allows for a network of interconnected blockchains, each safeguarded by dynamic subsets of validators, ensuring scalability while maintaining speed, reliability, and security.

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