Real-Time TPS


Polygon TPS is 19X more than Avalanche TPS

48.05 tx/s
2.57 tx/s

Max Recorded TPS


Polygon max TPS is 3.04X more than Avalanche max TPS

282 tx/s
92.74 tx/s

Max Theoretical TPS


Polygon max theoretical TPS is 1.82X more than Avalanche max theoretical TPS

649 tx/s
357 tx/s

Block Time


Polygon block time is 1.17X more than Avalanche block time

2.43s
2.08s

Time to Finality (TTF)


Polygon TTF is 100% more than Avalanche TTF

4m 16s
0s

Type


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

Layer 2 blockchain
Layer 1 blockchain

Governance Model


Polygon off-chain governance is worse than Avalanche on-chain governance

Off-chain
On-chain

Other Comparisons

About Blockchains

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.

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.

Blockchains Socials

Polygon Socials


Avalanche Socials