Avalanche vs XRP

Avalanche and XRP 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 YinJed McCaleb, Arthur Britto and David Schwartz
Native tokenAVAXXRP
Consensus algorithmPoSRPCA
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256RPCA
Supports EVMYesNo
Block time (secs)210
Supports smart contractsYesNo
Average transaction fee$0.12$0.0002
Staking rewards (APR)8.96%3.03%

High-level Comparisons

Is Avalanche faster than XRP?

Yes, Avalanche can process 4500 transactions per second. XRP only processes up to 1500.

Is Avalanche cheaper than XRP?

Yes, Avalanche has an average transaction fee of $0.12, whereas XRP costs $0.0002.