Ethereum vs Cardano

Ethereum and Cardano 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 ButerinCharles Hoskinson
Native tokenETHADA
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256EdDSA
Supports EVMYesNo
Block time (secs)1220
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$17.48$0.18
Staking rewards (APR)3.31%5%

High-level Comparisons

Is Ethereum faster than Cardano?

No, Ethereum only processes 27 transactions per second. Cardano processes up to 250.

Is Ethereum cheaper than Cardano?

No, Ethereum has an average transaction fee of $17.48, whereas Cardano costs $0.18.