Ethereum Classic vs XRP

Ethereum Classic and XRP 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 ClassicXRP
Created byVitalik ButerinJed McCaleb, Arthur Britto and David Schwartz
Native tokenETCXRP
Consensus algorithmPoWRPCA
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256RPCA
Supports EVMYesNo
Block time (secs)1310
Supports smart contractsYesNo
Average transaction fee$0.0001$0.0002
Staking rewards (APR)0%3.03%

High-level Comparisons

Is Ethereum Classic faster than XRP?

No, Ethereum Classic only processes 15 transactions per second. XRP processes up to 1500.

Is Ethereum Classic cheaper than XRP?

No, Ethereum Classic has an average transaction fee of $0.0001, whereas XRP costs $0.0002.