Cardano vs Avalanche

Cardano and Avalanche 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 byCharles HoskinsonEmin Gün Sirer, Kevin Sekniqi, and Ted Yin
Native tokenADAAVAX
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmEdDSAKECCAK-256
Supports EVMNoYes
Block time (secs)202
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.18$0.12
Staking rewards (APR)5%8.96%

High-level Comparisons

Is Cardano faster than Avalanche?

No, Cardano only processes 250 transactions per second. Avalanche processes up to 4500.

Is Cardano cheaper than Avalanche?

No, Cardano has an average transaction fee of $0.18, whereas Avalanche costs $0.12.