Bitcoin vs Ethereum

Bitcoin and Ethereum 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 NakamotoVitalik Buterin
Native tokenBTCETH
Consensus algorithmPoWPoS
Hashing algorithmSHA-256KECCAK-256
Supports EVMNoYes
Block time (secs)60012
Supports smart contractsNoYes
Average transaction fee$5.0973$17.48
Staking rewards (APR)0%3.31%

High-level Comparisons

Is Bitcoin faster than Ethereum?

No, Bitcoin only processes 5 transactions per second. Ethereum processes up to 27.

Is Bitcoin cheaper than Ethereum?

No, Bitcoin has an average transaction fee of $5.0973, whereas Ethereum costs $17.48.