Bitcoin vs Cardano

Bitcoin and Cardano 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 NakamotoCharles Hoskinson
Native tokenBTCADA
Consensus algorithmPoWPoS
Hashing algorithmSHA-256EdDSA
Supports EVMNoNo
Block time (secs)60020
Supports smart contractsNoYes
Average transaction fee$5.0973$0.18
Staking rewards (APR)0%5%

High-level Comparisons

Is Bitcoin faster than Cardano?

No, Bitcoin only processes 5 transactions per second. Cardano processes up to 250.

Is Bitcoin cheaper than Cardano?

No, Bitcoin has an average transaction fee of $5.0973, whereas Cardano costs $0.18.