Stellar vs XRP

Stellar and XRP 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 McCalebJed McCaleb, Arthur Britto and David Schwartz
Native tokenXLMXRP
Consensus algorithmPoSRPCA
Hashing algorithmSCPRPCA
Supports EVMNoNo
Block time (secs)510
Supports smart contractsYesNo
Average transaction fee$8.5e-9$0.0002
Staking rewards (APR)1%3.03%

High-level Comparisons

Is Stellar faster than XRP?

No, Stellar only processes 200 transactions per second. XRP processes up to 1500.

Is Stellar cheaper than XRP?

No, Stellar has an average transaction fee of $8.5e-9, whereas XRP costs $0.0002.