Avalanche vs Optimism

Avalanche and Optimism 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 YinJinglan Wang, Benjamin Jones, Karl Floersch, and Kevin Ho
Native tokenAVAXOP
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256KECCAK-256
Supports EVMYesYes
Block time (secs)22
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.12$0.141
Staking rewards (APR)8.96%%

High-level Comparisons

Is Avalanche faster than Optimism?

Yes, Avalanche can process 4500 transactions per second. Optimism only processes up to 4000.

Is Avalanche cheaper than Optimism?

Yes, Avalanche has an average transaction fee of $0.12, whereas Optimism costs $0.141.