The Math Is In: Bitcoin Is 400% More Scalable Than Ethereum


Thanks in major part to new a Ethereum application, Cryptokitties, ETH blocks have been consistently full, probably for the longest run ever. This gives us a unique opportunity to take a look at how well the ETH network scales, and whether or not their software architecture lives up to the title “world computer.”

Since the eponymous marketplace for digital cats launched on November 28th, the ETH network has been able to push between 6–700,000 thousand transactions a day, or around 7–9 transactions per second. Theoretically, this could be as high as 13–14, but that assumes no one is transacting tokens or using smart contracts.

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