Ethereum Classic vs Arbitrum

Ethereum Classic and Arbitrum 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

Ethereum ClassicArbitrum
Created byVitalik ButerinGermans Gedgauds
Native tokenETCETH
Consensus algorithmPoWPoS
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256KECCAK-256
Supports EVMYesYes
Block time (secs)1313
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.0001$0.101
Staking rewards (APR)0%%

High-level Comparisons

Is Ethereum Classic faster than Arbitrum?

No, Ethereum Classic only processes 15 transactions per second. Arbitrum processes up to 4000.

Is Ethereum Classic cheaper than Arbitrum?

No, Ethereum Classic has an average transaction fee of $0.0001, whereas Arbitrum costs $0.101.