Ethereum Classic vs Monero

Ethereum Classic and Monero 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 ClassicMonero
Created byVitalik ButerinRiccardo Spagni
Native tokenETCXMR
Consensus algorithmPoWPoW
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256randomx
Supports EVMYesNo
Block time (secs)13120
Supports smart contractsYesNo
Average transaction fee$0.0001$0.001
Staking rewards (APR)0%%

High-level Comparisons

Is Ethereum Classic faster than Monero?

No, Ethereum Classic only processes 15 transactions per second. Monero processes up to 1700.

Is Ethereum Classic cheaper than Monero?

No, Ethereum Classic has an average transaction fee of $0.0001, whereas Monero costs $0.001.