Ethereum vs Stellar

Ethereum 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 byVitalik ButerinJed McCaleb
Native tokenETHXLM
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256SCP
Supports EVMYesNo
Block time (secs)125
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$17.48$8.5e-9
Staking rewards (APR)3.31%1%

High-level Comparisons

Is Ethereum faster than Stellar?

No, Ethereum only processes 27 transactions per second. Stellar processes up to 200.

Is Ethereum cheaper than Stellar?

No, Ethereum has an average transaction fee of $17.48, whereas Stellar costs $8.5e-9.