Cardano vs Bitcoin

Cardano and Bitcoin 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 HoskinsonSatoshi Nakamoto
Native tokenADABTC
Consensus algorithmPoSPoW
Hashing algorithmEdDSASHA-256
Supports EVMNoNo
Block time (secs)20600
Supports smart contractsYesNo
Average transaction fee$0.18$5.0973
Staking rewards (APR)5%0%

High-level Comparisons

Is Cardano faster than Bitcoin?

Yes, Cardano can process 250 transactions per second. Bitcoin only processes up to 5.

Is Cardano cheaper than Bitcoin?

Yes, Cardano has an average transaction fee of $0.18, whereas Bitcoin costs $5.0973.