Ethereum Classic vs Cardano

Ethereum Classic and Cardano 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 ClassicCardano
Created byVitalik ButerinCharles Hoskinson
Native tokenETCADA
Consensus algorithmPoWPoS
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256EdDSA
Supports EVMYesNo
Block time (secs)1320
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.0001$0.18
Staking rewards (APR)0%5%

High-level Comparisons

Is Ethereum Classic faster than Cardano?

No, Ethereum Classic only processes 15 transactions per second. Cardano processes up to 250.

Is Ethereum Classic cheaper than Cardano?

No, Ethereum Classic has an average transaction fee of $0.0001, whereas Cardano costs $0.18.