Monero vs Ethereum

Monero and Ethereum 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 byRiccardo SpagniVitalik Buterin
Native tokenXMRETH
Consensus algorithmPoWPoS
Hashing algorithmrandomxKECCAK-256
Supports EVMNoYes
Block time (secs)12012
Supports smart contractsNoYes
Average transaction fee$0.001$17.48
Staking rewards (APR)0%3.31%

High-level Comparisons

Is Monero faster than Ethereum?

Yes, Monero can process 1700 transactions per second. Ethereum only processes up to 27.

Is Monero cheaper than Ethereum?

Yes, Monero has an average transaction fee of $0.001, whereas Ethereum costs $17.48.