Real-Time TPS

Bitcoin TPS is 95.57% less than Stellar TPS

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4.19 tx/s
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94.58 tx/s

Max Recorded TPS

Bitcoin max TPS is 92.5% less than Stellar max TPS

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13.2 tx/s
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176 tx/s

Max Theoretical TPS

Bitcoin max theoretical TPS is 99.38% less than Stellar max theoretical TPS

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7 tx/s
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1,137 tx/s

Block Time

Bitcoin block time is 185X more than Stellar block time

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18m 1s
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Bitcoin finality is 600X more than Stellar finality

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Bitcoin and Stellar are both layer 1 blockchains

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Layer 1 blockchain
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Layer 1 blockchain

Governance Model

Bitcoin off-chain governance is worse than Stellar on-chain governance

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Launch Date

Bitcoin was launched 6 years before Stellar

Jan 3, 2009
Jul 31, 2014

Other Comparisons

About Blockchains

What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin stands as a leading cryptocurrency and payment network, utilizing peer-to-peer technology to operate without central authorities. It embraces global participation as an open-source platform. A notable advancement in Bitcoin is the introduction of ordinals and inscriptions. Launched in January 2023, the Bitcoin ordinals protocol enables the embedding of digital content like art, text, or video directly onto the Bitcoin blockchain. This innovation allows for the creation of exclusive digital collectibles, giving each satoshi a unique identity and purpose, broadening Bitcoin's utility beyond its role as a store of value.

What is Stellar?

Stellar empowers builders to unlock human and economic potential. It combines a powerful, decentralized blockchain network with a global ecosystem of innovators to create opportunities as borderless as ideas. It offers the tools to make a difference in the real world through new digital asset products and services that enhance access to the global financial system.

Blockchains Socials

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