XRP vs Avalanche

XRP and Avalanche 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 byJed McCaleb, Arthur Britto and David SchwartzEmin Gün Sirer, Kevin Sekniqi, and Ted Yin
Native tokenXRPAVAX
Consensus algorithmRPCAPoS
Hashing algorithmRPCAKECCAK-256
Supports EVMNoYes
Block time (secs)102
Supports smart contractsNoYes
Average transaction fee$0.0002$0.12
Staking rewards (APR)3.03%8.96%

High-level Comparisons

Is XRP faster than Avalanche?

No, XRP only processes 1500 transactions per second. Avalanche processes up to 4500.

Is XRP cheaper than Avalanche?

No, XRP has an average transaction fee of $0.0002, whereas Avalanche costs $0.12.