Stellar vs Optimism

Stellar and Optimism 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 McCalebJinglan Wang, Benjamin Jones, Karl Floersch, and Kevin Ho
Native tokenXLMOP
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmSCPKECCAK-256
Supports EVMNoYes
Block time (secs)52
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$8.5e-9$0.141
Staking rewards (APR)1%%

High-level Comparisons

Is Stellar faster than Optimism?

No, Stellar only processes 200 transactions per second. Optimism processes up to 4000.

Is Stellar cheaper than Optimism?

No, Stellar has an average transaction fee of $8.5e-9, whereas Optimism costs $0.141.