Ethereum vs XRP

Ethereum and XRP 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 ButerinJed McCaleb, Arthur Britto and David Schwartz
Native tokenETHXRP
Consensus algorithmPoSRPCA
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256RPCA
Supports EVMYesNo
Block time (secs)1210
Supports smart contractsYesNo
Average transaction fee$17.48$0.0002
Staking rewards (APR)3.31%3.03%

High-level Comparisons

Is Ethereum faster than XRP?

No, Ethereum only processes 27 transactions per second. XRP processes up to 1500.

Is Ethereum cheaper than XRP?

No, Ethereum has an average transaction fee of $17.48, whereas XRP costs $0.0002.