Avalanche vs Cosmos

Avalanche and Cosmos 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 YinEthan Buchman and Jae Kwon
Native tokenAVAXATOM
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256SHA-256
Supports EVMYesNo
Block time (secs)21
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.12$0.01
Staking rewards (APR)8.96%25.4%

High-level Comparisons

Is Avalanche faster than Cosmos?

No, Avalanche only processes 4500 transactions per second. Cosmos processes up to 10000.

Is Avalanche cheaper than Cosmos?

No, Avalanche has an average transaction fee of $0.12, whereas Cosmos costs $0.01.