Real-Time TPS

Base TPS is 1.83X more than Ethereum TPS

25.18 tx/s
13.77 tx/s

Max Recorded TPS

Base max TPS is 4.7X more than Ethereum max TPS

293 tx/s
62.34 tx/s

Max Theoretical TPS

Base max theoretical TPS is 12X more than Ethereum max theoretical TPS

1,429 tx/s
119 tx/s

Block Time

Base block time is 83.44% less than Ethereum block time


Time to Finality (TTF)

Base TTF is the same as Ethereum TTF



Base is a layer 2 blockchain, while Ethereum is a layer 1 blockchain

Layer 2 blockchain
Layer 1 blockchain

Governance Model

The governance types of Base and Ethereum are both off-chain


Other Comparisons

About Blockchains

What is Base?

Base, an Ethereum-based blockchain developed by Coinbase, operates as a Layer 2 (L2) network, leveraging Optimism to provide a secure, cost-effective, and user-friendly environment for decentralized application (dApp) development. With a mission to onboard the next billion users to web3, Base ensures near-zero fees, quick transactions, and robust security supported by Ethereum's infrastructure. At its launch, Base had over 100 dApps and service providers, aiming to solve the blockchain trilemma by prioritizing interoperability and composability among participating rollups. This approach enhances scalability while preserving security and decentralization.

What is Ethereum?

Ethereum emerges as a decentralized, open-source blockchain platform empowering developers to craft and deploy smart contracts alongside dApps. Pioneering the smart contract concept, Ethereum enables self-executing agreements with terms directly encoded into its blockchain, eliminating the need for intermediaries. Additionally, Ethereum serves as a hub for the creation and exchange of NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) and various digital assets. Its intrinsic cryptocurrency, Ether (ETH), facilitates network transactions and incentivizes miners to uphold network security. Ethereum's evolution to Ethereum 2.0 introduces a proof-of-stake (PoS) mechanism, aiming to enhance scalability and energy efficiency.

Blockchains Socials

Base Socials

Ethereum Socials