Bitcoin vs Stellar

Bitcoin and Stellar 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 bySatoshi NakamotoJed McCaleb
Native tokenBTCXLM
Consensus algorithmPoWPoS
Hashing algorithmSHA-256SCP
Supports EVMNoNo
Block time (secs)6005
Supports smart contractsNoYes
Average transaction fee$5.0973$8.5e-9
Staking rewards (APR)0%1%

High-level Comparisons

Is Bitcoin faster than Stellar?

No, Bitcoin only processes 5 transactions per second. Stellar processes up to 200.

Is Bitcoin cheaper than Stellar?

No, Bitcoin has an average transaction fee of $5.0973, whereas Stellar costs $8.5e-9.