Which blockchain should I create my NFTs on - Polygon or Ethereum Mainnet?
It is essential that every artist knows understands what they are getting themselves into, and today we will be taking a deep dive into at minting on Ethereum Mainnet or Polygon (formerly MATIC Network), and why it is important to choose where your smart contract and NFTs are minted.
Knowing your minting and selling strategy ahead of time will help ensure that you have a smooth process from creation to sold NFT.
Let’s compare Ethereum and Polygon side-by-side so we can see the pros and cons of each.
Ethereum vs. Polygon
Ideal For: Committed Minters
More Popular Blockchain
Ethereum is the second largest cryptocurrency to Bitcoin, but popularity comes at a price.
More congestion = Higher overall cost
Higher gas prices and slower transaction processing times.
Easier to resell NFTs
Supported on Opensea, Rarible, and Cargo App
Costly climate impact - for now*
Until Ethereum 2.0 is released, Proof-of-work (PoW) transactions are costly and increases carbon emissions.
Ideal For: Budget and earth-conscious pioneers
Small but might layer-2 blockchain with growing audience and support
Less congestion = Cheaper overall cost
Lower gas prices and quicker transaction times
Limited resell support
Supported on Opensea, but not yet supported on Rarible
Proof-of-stake (PoS) transactions are less demanding (like by 99.99% less), yet just as secure.
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