Optimism vs. XRP

In this article we'll compare Optimism and XRP. This is an indepth review that considers many metrics.


Created byJinglan Wang, Benjamin Jones, Karl Floersch, and Kevin HoJed McCaleb, Arthur Britto and David Schwartz
Native tokenOPXRP
Consensus algorithmPoSRPCA
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256RPCA
Supports EVMYesNo
Block time (secs)210
Supports smart contractsYesNo
Average transaction fee$0.141$0.0002
Staking rewards (APR)0%3.03%

Table of Contents

  1. Is Optimism faster than XRP?
  2. Is Optimism cheaper than XRP?


Is Optimism faster than XRP?

Yes, Optimism processes 4000 transactions per second, whereas XRP only processes 1500.

Is Optimism cheaper than XRP?

Yes, Optimism has an average transaction fee of $0.141, whereas XRP costs $0.0002.