Cardano vs Optimism

Cardano and Optimism 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 HoskinsonJinglan Wang, Benjamin Jones, Karl Floersch, and Kevin Ho
Native tokenADAOP
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmEdDSAKECCAK-256
Supports EVMNoYes
Block time (secs)202
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.18$0.141
Staking rewards (APR)5%%

High-level Comparisons

Is Cardano faster than Optimism?

No, Cardano only processes 250 transactions per second. Optimism processes up to 4000.

Is Cardano cheaper than Optimism?

No, Cardano has an average transaction fee of $0.18, whereas Optimism costs $0.141.