Cosmos vs Stellar

Cosmos 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 byEthan Buchman and Jae KwonJed McCaleb
Native tokenATOMXLM
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmSHA-256SCP
Supports EVMNoNo
Block time (secs)15
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.01$8.5e-9
Staking rewards (APR)25.4%1%

High-level Comparisons

Is Cosmos faster than Stellar?

Yes, Cosmos can process 10000 transactions per second. Stellar only processes up to 200.

Is Cosmos cheaper than Stellar?

Yes, Cosmos has an average transaction fee of $0.01, whereas Stellar costs $8.5e-9.