Arbitrum vs Ethereum

Arbitrum and Ethereum 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 GedgaudsVitalik Buterin
Native tokenETHETH
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256KECCAK-256
Supports EVMYesYes
Block time (secs)1312
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.101$17.48
Staking rewards (APR)0%3.31%

High-level Comparisons

Is Arbitrum faster than Ethereum?

Yes, Arbitrum can process 4000 transactions per second. Ethereum only processes up to 27.

Is Arbitrum cheaper than Ethereum?

Yes, Arbitrum has an average transaction fee of $0.101, whereas Ethereum costs $17.48.