Real-Time TPS

Polygon TPS is 43.86 tx/s, while Cardano TPS is coming soon

43.86 tx/s

Max Recorded TPS

Polygon max TPS is 429 tx/s, while Cardano max TPS is coming soon

429 tx/s

Block Time

Polygon block time is 2.19s, while Cardano block time is coming soon


Time to Finality (TTF)

Polygon TTF is 4m 16s, while Cardano TTF is coming soon

4m 16s


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

Layer 2 blockchain
Layer 1 blockchain

Governance Model

Polygon governance is off-chain, while Cardano governance is coming soon


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 Cardano?

Cardano is a proof-of-stake blockchain platform: the first to be founded on peer-reviewed research and developed through evidence-based methods. It combines pioneering technologies to provide unparalleled security and sustainability to decentralized applications, systems, and societies.

Blockchains Socials

Polygon Socials

Cardano Socials