Ethereum vs Arbitrum

Ethereum and Arbitrum 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

Created byVitalik ButerinGermans Gedgauds
Native tokenETHETH
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256KECCAK-256
Supports EVMYesYes
Block time (secs)1213
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$17.48$0.101
Staking rewards (APR)3.31%%

High-level Comparisons

Is Ethereum faster than Arbitrum?

No, Ethereum only processes 27 transactions per second. Arbitrum processes up to 4000.

Is Ethereum cheaper than Arbitrum?

No, Ethereum has an average transaction fee of $17.48, whereas Arbitrum costs $0.101.