Bitcoin vs XRP

Bitcoin and XRP 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 NakamotoJed McCaleb, Arthur Britto and David Schwartz
Native tokenBTCXRP
Consensus algorithmPoWRPCA
Hashing algorithmSHA-256RPCA
Supports EVMNoNo
Block time (secs)60010
Supports smart contractsNoNo
Average transaction fee$5.0973$0.0002
Staking rewards (APR)0%3.03%

High-level Comparisons

Is Bitcoin faster than XRP?

No, Bitcoin only processes 5 transactions per second. XRP processes up to 1500.

Is Bitcoin cheaper than XRP?

No, Bitcoin has an average transaction fee of $5.0973, whereas XRP costs $0.0002.