Cardano vs Stellar

Cardano 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 byCharles HoskinsonJed McCaleb
Native tokenADAXLM
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmEdDSASCP
Supports EVMNoNo
Block time (secs)205
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.18$8.5e-9
Staking rewards (APR)5%1%

High-level Comparisons

Is Cardano faster than Stellar?

Yes, Cardano can process 250 transactions per second. Stellar only processes up to 200.

Is Cardano cheaper than Stellar?

Yes, Cardano has an average transaction fee of $0.18, whereas Stellar costs $8.5e-9.