Polygon vs Stellar

Polygon 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 byJaynti Kanani, Sandeep Nailwa, Anurag Arjun, and Mihailo BjelicJed McCaleb
Native tokenMATICXLM
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmKECCAK-256SCP
Supports EVMYesNo
Block time (secs)25
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$0.018$8.5e-9
Staking rewards (APR)4.78%1%

High-level Comparisons

Is Polygon faster than Stellar?

Yes, Polygon can process 7000 transactions per second. Stellar only processes up to 200.

Is Polygon cheaper than Stellar?

Yes, Polygon has an average transaction fee of $0.018, whereas Stellar costs $8.5e-9.