Stellar vs Cardano

Stellar and Cardano 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 McCalebCharles Hoskinson
Native tokenXLMADA
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmSCPEdDSA
Supports EVMNoNo
Block time (secs)520
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$8.5e-9$0.18
Staking rewards (APR)1%5%

High-level Comparisons

Is Stellar faster than Cardano?

No, Stellar only processes 200 transactions per second. Cardano processes up to 250.

Is Stellar cheaper than Cardano?

No, Stellar has an average transaction fee of $8.5e-9, whereas Cardano costs $0.18.