Ethereum vs Avalanche

Ethereum and Avalanche 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 ButerinEmin Gün Sirer, Kevin Sekniqi, and Ted Yin
Native tokenETHAVAX
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256KECCAK-256
Supports EVMYesYes
Block time (secs)122
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$17.48$0.12
Staking rewards (APR)3.31%8.96%

High-level Comparisons

Is Ethereum faster than Avalanche?

No, Ethereum only processes 27 transactions per second. Avalanche processes up to 4500.

Is Ethereum cheaper than Avalanche?

No, Ethereum has an average transaction fee of $17.48, whereas Avalanche costs $0.12.