Real-Time TPS

Polygon TPS is 356X more than Polkadot TPS

48.55 tx/s
0.14 tx/s

Max Recorded TPS

Polygon max TPS is 2.52X more than Polkadot max TPS

282 tx/s
112 tx/s

Max Theoretical TPS

Polygon max theoretical TPS is 56.7% less than Polkadot max theoretical TPS

649 tx/s
1,500 tx/s

Block Time

Polygon block time is 59.41% less than Polkadot block time


Time to Finality (TTF)

Polygon TTF is 4.27X more than Polkadot TTF

4m 16s


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

Layer 2 blockchain
Layer 1 blockchain

Governance Model

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


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 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.

Blockchains Socials

Polygon Socials

Polkadot Socials