Cardano vs Solana

Cardano and Solana 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 HoskinsonAnatoly Yakovenko
Native tokenADASOL
Consensus algorithmPoSPoH
Hashing algorithmEdDSASHA-256
Supports EVMNoNo
Block time (secs)200.4
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.18$0.00025
Staking rewards (APR)5%7%

High-level Comparisons

Is Cardano faster than Solana?

No, Cardano only processes 250 transactions per second. Solana processes up to 65000.

Is Cardano cheaper than Solana?

No, Cardano has an average transaction fee of $0.18, whereas Solana costs $0.00025.