Avalanche vs Ethereum Classic

Avalanche and Ethereum Classic 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

AvalancheEthereum Classic
Created byEmin Gün Sirer, Kevin Sekniqi, and Ted YinVitalik Buterin
Native tokenAVAXETC
Consensus algorithmPoSPoW
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256KECCAK-256
Supports EVMYesYes
Block time (secs)213
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.12$0.0001
Staking rewards (APR)8.96%%

High-level Comparisons

Is Avalanche faster than Ethereum Classic?

Yes, Avalanche can process 4500 transactions per second. Ethereum Classic only processes up to 15.

Is Avalanche cheaper than Ethereum Classic?

Yes, Avalanche has an average transaction fee of $0.12, whereas Ethereum Classic costs $0.0001.