Avalanche vs Ethereum

Avalanche 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 byEmin Gün Sirer, Kevin Sekniqi, and Ted YinVitalik Buterin
Native tokenAVAXETH
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256KECCAK-256
Supports EVMYesYes
Block time (secs)212
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.12$17.48
Staking rewards (APR)8.96%3.31%

High-level Comparisons

Is Avalanche faster than Ethereum?

Yes, Avalanche can process 4500 transactions per second. Ethereum only processes up to 27.

Is Avalanche cheaper than Ethereum?

Yes, Avalanche has an average transaction fee of $0.12, whereas Ethereum costs $17.48.