Optimism vs Stellar

Optimism 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 byJinglan Wang, Benjamin Jones, Karl Floersch, and Kevin HoJed McCaleb
Native tokenOPXLM
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256SCP
Supports EVMYesNo
Block time (secs)25
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.141$8.5e-9
Staking rewards (APR)0%1%

High-level Comparisons

Is Optimism faster than Stellar?

Yes, Optimism can process 4000 transactions per second. Stellar only processes up to 200.

Is Optimism cheaper than Stellar?

Yes, Optimism has an average transaction fee of $0.141, whereas Stellar costs $8.5e-9.