Cardano vs XRP

Cardano and XRP 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 HoskinsonJed McCaleb, Arthur Britto and David Schwartz
Native tokenADAXRP
Consensus algorithmPoSRPCA
Hashing algorithmEdDSARPCA
Supports EVMNoNo
Block time (secs)2010
Supports smart contractsYesNo
Average transaction fee$0.18$0.0002
Staking rewards (APR)5%3.03%

High-level Comparisons

Is Cardano faster than XRP?

No, Cardano only processes 250 transactions per second. XRP processes up to 1500.

Is Cardano cheaper than XRP?

No, Cardano has an average transaction fee of $0.18, whereas XRP costs $0.0002.