Avalanche vs Arbitrum

Avalanche and Arbitrum 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 byEmin Gün Sirer, Kevin Sekniqi, and Ted YinGermans Gedgauds
Native tokenAVAXETH
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256KECCAK-256
Supports EVMYesYes
Block time (secs)213
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.12$0.101
Staking rewards (APR)8.96%%

High-level Comparisons

Is Avalanche faster than Arbitrum?

Yes, Avalanche can process 4500 transactions per second. Arbitrum only processes up to 4000.

Is Avalanche cheaper than Arbitrum?

Yes, Avalanche has an average transaction fee of $0.12, whereas Arbitrum costs $0.101.