Stellar vs Cosmos

Stellar and Cosmos 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 McCalebEthan Buchman and Jae Kwon
Native tokenXLMATOM
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmSCPSHA-256
Supports EVMNoNo
Block time (secs)51
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$8.5e-9$0.01
Staking rewards (APR)1%25.4%

High-level Comparisons

Is Stellar faster than Cosmos?

No, Stellar only processes 200 transactions per second. Cosmos processes up to 10000.

Is Stellar cheaper than Cosmos?

No, Stellar has an average transaction fee of $8.5e-9, whereas Cosmos costs $0.01.