Arbitrum vs Bitcoin

Arbitrum and Bitcoin 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 GedgaudsSatoshi Nakamoto
Native tokenETHBTC
Consensus algorithmPoSPoW
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256SHA-256
Supports EVMYesNo
Block time (secs)13600
Supports smart contractsYesNo
Average transaction fee$0.101$5.0973
Staking rewards (APR)0%0%

High-level Comparisons

Is Arbitrum faster than Bitcoin?

Yes, Arbitrum can process 4000 transactions per second. Bitcoin only processes up to 5.

Is Arbitrum cheaper than Bitcoin?

Yes, Arbitrum has an average transaction fee of $0.101, whereas Bitcoin costs $5.0973.