Real-Time TPS


Polkadot TPS is 98.96% less than Ethereum TPS

0.15 tx/s
14.06 tx/s

Max Recorded TPS


Polkadot max TPS is 1.79X more than Ethereum max TPS

112 tx/s
62.34 tx/s

Max Theoretical TPS


Polkadot max theoretical TPS is 13X more than Ethereum max theoretical TPS

1,500 tx/s
119 tx/s

Block Time


Polkadot block time is 50.16% less than Ethereum block time

6.04s
12.12s

Time to Finality (TTF)


Polkadot TTF is 93.75% less than Ethereum TTF

1m
16m

Type


Polkadot and Ethereum are both layer 1 blockchains

Layer 1 blockchain
Layer 1 blockchain

Governance Model


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

On-chain
Off-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 Ethereum?


Ethereum emerges as a decentralized, open-source blockchain platform empowering developers to craft and deploy smart contracts alongside dApps. Pioneering the smart contract concept, Ethereum enables self-executing agreements with terms directly encoded into its blockchain, eliminating the need for intermediaries. Additionally, Ethereum serves as a hub for the creation and exchange of NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) and various digital assets. Its intrinsic cryptocurrency, Ether (ETH), facilitates network transactions and incentivizes miners to uphold network security. Ethereum's evolution to Ethereum 2.0 introduces a proof-of-stake (PoS) mechanism, aiming to enhance scalability and energy efficiency.

Blockchains Socials

Polkadot Socials


Ethereum Socials