Ethereum vs Bitcoin

Ethereum and Bitcoin 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 ButerinSatoshi Nakamoto
Native tokenETHBTC
Consensus algorithmPoSPoW
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256SHA-256
Supports EVMYesNo
Block time (secs)12600
Supports smart contractsYesNo
Average transaction fee$17.48$5.0973
Staking rewards (APR)3.31%0%

High-level Comparisons

Is Ethereum faster than Bitcoin?

Yes, Ethereum can process 27 transactions per second. Bitcoin only processes up to 5.

Is Ethereum cheaper than Bitcoin?

Yes, Ethereum has an average transaction fee of $17.48, whereas Bitcoin costs $5.0973.