Avalanche vs Solana

Avalanche and Solana 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 YinAnatoly Yakovenko
Native tokenAVAXSOL
Consensus algorithmPoSPoH
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256SHA-256
Supports EVMYesNo
Block time (secs)20.4
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.12$0.00025
Staking rewards (APR)8.96%7%

High-level Comparisons

Is Avalanche faster than Solana?

No, Avalanche only processes 4500 transactions per second. Solana processes up to 65000.

Is Avalanche cheaper than Solana?

No, Avalanche has an average transaction fee of $0.12, whereas Solana costs $0.00025.