Arbitrum vs Avalanche

Arbitrum and Avalanche are two popular blockchains. In this article we'll compare them across a variety of metrics. Both blockchains have their own strengths and weaknesses, and we'll explore them below.

Table of Contents

  1. Metrics
  2. Comparison

Comparing Metrics

Created byGermans GedgaudsEmin Gün Sirer, Kevin Sekniqi, and Ted Yin
Native tokenETHAVAX
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256KECCAK-256
Supports EVMYesYes
Block time (secs)132
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.101$0.12
Staking rewards (APR)0%8.96%

High-level Comparisons

Is Arbitrum faster than Avalanche?

No, Arbitrum only processes 4000 transactions per second. Avalanche processes up to 4500.

Is Arbitrum cheaper than Avalanche?

No, Arbitrum has an average transaction fee of $0.101, whereas Avalanche costs $0.12.