Bitcoin vs Arbitrum

Bitcoin and Arbitrum 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 bySatoshi NakamotoGermans Gedgauds
Native tokenBTCETH
Consensus algorithmPoWPoS
Hashing algorithmSHA-256KECCAK-256
Supports EVMNoYes
Block time (secs)60013
Supports smart contractsNoYes
Average transaction fee$5.0973$0.101
Staking rewards (APR)0%%

High-level Comparisons

Is Bitcoin faster than Arbitrum?

No, Bitcoin only processes 5 transactions per second. Arbitrum processes up to 4000.

Is Bitcoin cheaper than Arbitrum?

No, Bitcoin has an average transaction fee of $5.0973, whereas Arbitrum costs $0.101.