Stellar vs Bitcoin

Stellar and Bitcoin 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 byJed McCalebSatoshi Nakamoto
Native tokenXLMBTC
Consensus algorithmPoSPoW
Hashing algorithmSCPSHA-256
Supports EVMNoNo
Block time (secs)5600
Supports smart contractsYesNo
Average transaction fee$8.5e-9$5.0973
Staking rewards (APR)1%0%

High-level Comparisons

Is Stellar faster than Bitcoin?

Yes, Stellar can process 200 transactions per second. Bitcoin only processes up to 5.

Is Stellar cheaper than Bitcoin?

Yes, Stellar has an average transaction fee of $8.5e-9, whereas Bitcoin costs $5.0973.