Real-Time TPS


Polkadot TPS is 99.91% less than Stellar TPS

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0.08 tx/s
Stellar logo
85.06 tx/s

Max Recorded TPS


Polkadot max TPS is 36.44% less than Stellar max TPS

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112 tx/s
Stellar logo
176 tx/s

Max Theoretical TPS


Polkadot max theoretical TPS is 1.32X more than Stellar max theoretical TPS

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1,500 tx/s
Stellar logo
1,137 tx/s

Block Time


Polkadot block time is 1.04X more than Stellar block time

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6.06s
Stellar logo
5.8s

Finality


Polkadot finality is 10X more than Stellar finality

Polkadot logo
1m
Stellar logo
6s

Type


Polkadot and Stellar are both layer 1 blockchains

Polkadot logo
Layer 1 blockchain
Stellar logo
Layer 1 blockchain

Governance Model


The governance types of Polkadot and Stellar are both on-chain

Polkadot logo
On-chain
Stellar logo
On-chain

Launch Date


Polkadot was launched 6 years after Stellar

Polkadot
May 26, 2020
Stellar
Jul 31, 2014

Other Comparisons

About Blockchains

What is Polkadot?


Polkadot stands out among other blockchain projects for its focus on enhancing the foundational infrastructure of dApps. It aims to enable interoperability between blockchain ecosystems, facilitating seamless communication without intermediaries. Functioning as a "network of networks," Polkadot utilizes parachains — specialized blockchains with unique functionalities and tokens — to enable interaction between diverse blockchain architectures. Powered by the nominated proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus algorithm and drawing inspiration from the Ouroboros protocol, Polkadot offers a robust framework for building interconnected and scalable decentralized systems.

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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