BNB Chain vs Arbitrum

BNB Chain and Arbitrum 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

BNB ChainArbitrum
Created byChangpeng ZhaoGermans Gedgauds
Native tokenBNBETH
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256KECCAK-256
Supports EVMYesYes
Block time (secs)313
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.35$0.101
Staking rewards (APR)0%%

High-level Comparisons

Is BNB Chain faster than Arbitrum?

No, BNB Chain only processes 2200 transactions per second. Arbitrum processes up to 4000.

Is BNB Chain cheaper than Arbitrum?

No, BNB Chain has an average transaction fee of $0.35, whereas Arbitrum costs $0.101.