Real-Time TPS

Polkadot TPS is 97.54% less than Bitcoin TPS

0.15 tx/s
5.96 tx/s

Max Recorded TPS

Polkadot max TPS is 9.05X more than Bitcoin max TPS

112 tx/s
12.36 tx/s

Max Theoretical TPS

Polkadot max theoretical TPS is 214X more than Bitcoin max theoretical TPS

1,500 tx/s
7 tx/s

Block Time

Polkadot block time is 98.73% less than Bitcoin block time

7m 57s

Time to Finality (TTF)

Polkadot TTF is 98.33% less than Bitcoin TTF



Polkadot and Bitcoin are both layer 1 blockchains

Layer 1 blockchain
Layer 1 blockchain

Governance Model

Polkadot on-chain governance is better than Bitcoin off-chain governance


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 Bitcoin?

Bitcoin stands as a leading cryptocurrency and payment network, utilizing peer-to-peer technology to operate without central authorities. It embraces global participation as an open-source platform. A notable advancement in Bitcoin is the introduction of ordinals and inscriptions. Launched in January 2023, the Bitcoin ordinals protocol enables the embedding of digital content like art, text, or video directly onto the Bitcoin blockchain. This innovation allows for the creation of exclusive digital collectibles, giving each satoshi a unique identity and purpose, broadening Bitcoin's utility beyond its role as a store of value.

Blockchains Socials

Polkadot Socials

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