Stellar vs Polkadot

Stellar and Polkadot 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 McCalebGavin Wood, Robert Habermeier and Peter Czaban
Native tokenXLMDOT
Consensus algorithmPoSPoS
Hashing algorithmSCPBLAKE2
Supports EVMNoNo
Block time (secs)56
Supports smart contractsYesYes
Average transaction fee$8.5e-9$0.08792
Staking rewards (APR)1%14.5%

High-level Comparisons

Is Stellar faster than Polkadot?

No, Stellar only processes 200 transactions per second. Polkadot processes up to 1000.

Is Stellar cheaper than Polkadot?

No, Stellar has an average transaction fee of $8.5e-9, whereas Polkadot costs $0.08792.