XRP vs Cardano

XRP and Cardano 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 SchwartzCharles Hoskinson
Native tokenXRPADA
Consensus algorithmRPCAPoS
Hashing algorithmRPCAEdDSA
Supports EVMNoNo
Block time (secs)1020
Supports smart contractsNoYes
Average transaction fee$0.0002$0.18
Staking rewards (APR)3.03%5%

High-level Comparisons

Is XRP faster than Cardano?

Yes, XRP can process 1500 transactions per second. Cardano only processes up to 250.

Is XRP cheaper than Cardano?

Yes, XRP has an average transaction fee of $0.0002, whereas Cardano costs $0.18.