Real-Time TPS

Polkadot TPS is 99.69% less than Polygon TPS

0.15 tx/s
48.05 tx/s

Max Recorded TPS

Polkadot max TPS is 60.28% less than Polygon max TPS

112 tx/s
282 tx/s

Max Theoretical TPS

Polkadot max theoretical TPS is 2.31X more than Polygon max theoretical TPS

1,500 tx/s
649 tx/s

Block Time

Polkadot block time is 2.48X more than Polygon block time


Time to Finality (TTF)

Polkadot TTF is 76.56% less than Polygon TTF

4m 16s


Polkadot is a layer 1 blockchain, while Polygon is a layer 2 blockchain

Layer 1 blockchain
Layer 2 blockchain

Governance Model

Polkadot on-chain governance is better than Polygon 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 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

Polkadot Socials

Polygon Socials