Bitcoin vs Avalanche

Bitcoin and Avalanche 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 NakamotoEmin Gün Sirer, Kevin Sekniqi, and Ted Yin
Native tokenBTCAVAX
Consensus algorithmPoWPoS
Hashing algorithmSHA-256KECCAK-256
Supports EVMNoYes
Block time (secs)6002
Supports smart contractsNoYes
Average transaction fee$5.0973$0.12
Staking rewards (APR)0%8.96%

High-level Comparisons

Is Bitcoin faster than Avalanche?

No, Bitcoin only processes 5 transactions per second. Avalanche processes up to 4500.

Is Bitcoin cheaper than Avalanche?

No, Bitcoin has an average transaction fee of $5.0973, whereas Avalanche costs $0.12.