Choosing Ethereum vs. Polygon MATIC Smart Contracts for your NFTs

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

Ethereum Mainnet

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.

Polygon NFTs


Ideal For: Budget and earth-conscious pioneers

Most cost-effective

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

Eco-friendly alternative

Proof-of-stake (PoS) transactions are less demanding (like by 99.99% less), yet just as secure.

Learn more about NFTs and Smart Contracts

Read more about creating NFTs and smart contracts and how you can leverage the blockchain to create a sustainable minting campagin.

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