Bitcoin vs Monero

Bitcoin and Monero 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 NakamotoRiccardo Spagni
Native tokenBTCXMR
Consensus algorithmPoWPoW
Hashing algorithmSHA-256randomx
Supports EVMNoNo
Block time (secs)600120
Supports smart contractsNoNo
Average transaction fee$5.0973$0.001
Staking rewards (APR)0%%

High-level Comparisons

Is Bitcoin faster than Monero?

No, Bitcoin only processes 5 transactions per second. Monero processes up to 1700.

Is Bitcoin cheaper than Monero?

No, Bitcoin has an average transaction fee of $5.0973, whereas Monero costs $0.001.