Polkadot vs Stellar

Polkadot 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 byGavin Wood, Robert Habermeier and Peter CzabanJed McCaleb
Native tokenDOTXLM
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmBLAKE2SCP
Supports EVMNoNo
Block time (secs)65
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.08792$8.5e-9
Staking rewards (APR)14.5%1%

High-level Comparisons

Is Polkadot faster than Stellar?

Yes, Polkadot can process 1000 transactions per second. Stellar only processes up to 200.

Is Polkadot cheaper than Stellar?

Yes, Polkadot has an average transaction fee of $0.08792, whereas Stellar costs $8.5e-9.