Cardano vs Monero

Cardano and Monero 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 HoskinsonRiccardo Spagni
Native tokenADAXMR
Consensus algorithmPoSPoW
Hashing algorithmEdDSArandomx
Supports EVMNoNo
Block time (secs)20120
Supports smart contractsYesNo
Average transaction fee$0.18$0.001
Staking rewards (APR)5%%

High-level Comparisons

Is Cardano faster than Monero?

No, Cardano only processes 250 transactions per second. Monero processes up to 1700.

Is Cardano cheaper than Monero?

No, Cardano has an average transaction fee of $0.18, whereas Monero costs $0.001.