Stellar vs Ethereum

Stellar and Ethereum 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 McCalebVitalik Buterin
Native tokenXLMETH
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmSCPKECCAK-256
Supports EVMNoYes
Block time (secs)512
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$8.5e-9$17.48
Staking rewards (APR)1%3.31%

High-level Comparisons

Is Stellar faster than Ethereum?

Yes, Stellar can process 200 transactions per second. Ethereum only processes up to 27.

Is Stellar cheaper than Ethereum?

Yes, Stellar has an average transaction fee of $8.5e-9, whereas Ethereum costs $17.48.