Ethereum Classic vs Bitcoin

Ethereum Classic and Bitcoin 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 ClassicBitcoin
Created byVitalik ButerinSatoshi Nakamoto
Native tokenETCBTC
Consensus algorithmPoWPoW
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256SHA-256
Supports EVMYesNo
Block time (secs)13600
Supports smart contractsYesNo
Average transaction fee$0.0001$5.0973
Staking rewards (APR)0%0%

High-level Comparisons

Is Ethereum Classic faster than Bitcoin?

Yes, Ethereum Classic can process 15 transactions per second. Bitcoin only processes up to 5.

Is Ethereum Classic cheaper than Bitcoin?

Yes, Ethereum Classic has an average transaction fee of $0.0001, whereas Bitcoin costs $5.0973.