Avalanche vs Cardano

Avalanche and Cardano 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 YinCharles Hoskinson
Native tokenAVAXADA
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256EdDSA
Supports EVMYesNo
Block time (secs)220
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.12$0.18
Staking rewards (APR)8.96%5%

High-level Comparisons

Is Avalanche faster than Cardano?

Yes, Avalanche can process 4500 transactions per second. Cardano only processes up to 250.

Is Avalanche cheaper than Cardano?

Yes, Avalanche has an average transaction fee of $0.12, whereas Cardano costs $0.18.