Cardano vs Ethereum

Cardano and Ethereum 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 HoskinsonVitalik Buterin
Native tokenADAETH
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmEdDSAKECCAK-256
Supports EVMNoYes
Block time (secs)2012
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.18$17.48
Staking rewards (APR)5%3.31%

High-level Comparisons

Is Cardano faster than Ethereum?

Yes, Cardano can process 250 transactions per second. Ethereum only processes up to 27.

Is Cardano cheaper than Ethereum?

Yes, Cardano has an average transaction fee of $0.18, whereas Ethereum costs $17.48.