Stellar vs Monero

Stellar and Monero 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 McCalebRiccardo Spagni
Native tokenXLMXMR
Consensus algorithmPoSPoW
Hashing algorithmSCPrandomx
Supports EVMNoNo
Block time (secs)5120
Supports smart contractsYesNo
Average transaction fee$8.5e-9$0.001
Staking rewards (APR)1%%

High-level Comparisons

Is Stellar faster than Monero?

No, Stellar only processes 200 transactions per second. Monero processes up to 1700.

Is Stellar cheaper than Monero?

No, Stellar has an average transaction fee of $8.5e-9, whereas Monero costs $0.001.