Avalanche vs Bitcoin

Avalanche 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 byEmin Gün Sirer, Kevin Sekniqi, and Ted YinSatoshi Nakamoto
Native tokenAVAXBTC
Consensus algorithmPoSPoW
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256SHA-256
Supports EVMYesNo
Block time (secs)2600
Supports smart contractsYesNo
Average transaction fee$0.12$5.0973
Staking rewards (APR)8.96%0%

High-level Comparisons

Is Avalanche faster than Bitcoin?

Yes, Avalanche can process 4500 transactions per second. Bitcoin only processes up to 5.

Is Avalanche cheaper than Bitcoin?

Yes, Avalanche has an average transaction fee of $0.12, whereas Bitcoin costs $5.0973.