Ethereum Classic vs Avalanche

Ethereum Classic and Avalanche 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 ClassicAvalanche
Created byVitalik ButerinEmin Gün Sirer, Kevin Sekniqi, and Ted Yin
Native tokenETCAVAX
Consensus algorithmPoWPoS
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256KECCAK-256
Supports EVMYesYes
Block time (secs)132
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.0001$0.12
Staking rewards (APR)0%8.96%

High-level Comparisons

Is Ethereum Classic faster than Avalanche?

No, Ethereum Classic only processes 15 transactions per second. Avalanche processes up to 4500.

Is Ethereum Classic cheaper than Avalanche?

No, Ethereum Classic has an average transaction fee of $0.0001, whereas Avalanche costs $0.12.