Ethereum vs Monero

Ethereum and Monero 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 ButerinRiccardo Spagni
Native tokenETHXMR
Consensus algorithmPoSPoW
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256randomx
Supports EVMYesNo
Block time (secs)12120
Supports smart contractsYesNo
Average transaction fee$17.48$0.001
Staking rewards (APR)3.31%%

High-level Comparisons

Is Ethereum faster than Monero?

No, Ethereum only processes 27 transactions per second. Monero processes up to 1700.

Is Ethereum cheaper than Monero?

No, Ethereum has an average transaction fee of $17.48, whereas Monero costs $0.001.