Real-Time TPS

Polygon TPS is 55.23% less than Stellar TPS

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42.33 tx/s
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94.58 tx/s

Max Recorded TPS

Polygon max TPS is 2.44X more than Stellar max TPS

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429 tx/s
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176 tx/s

Max Theoretical TPS

Polygon max theoretical TPS is 42.88% less than Stellar max theoretical TPS

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649 tx/s
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1,137 tx/s

Block Time

Polygon block time is 63.31% less than Stellar block time

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Polygon finality is 43X more than Stellar finality

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4m 16s
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Polygon is a layer 2 blockchain, while Stellar is a layer 1 blockchain

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Layer 2 blockchain
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Layer 1 blockchain

Governance Model

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

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Launch Date

Polygon was launched 6 years after Stellar

May 30, 2020
Jul 31, 2014

Other Comparisons

About Blockchains

What is Polygon?

Polygon, formerly Matic Network, is a blockchain platform designed to establish a multi-chain system compatible with Ethereum. It employs a proof-of-stake consensus mechanism similar to Ethereum for on-chain transactions, with its native token being MATIC. Functioning as a "layer two" or "sidechain" scaling solution alongside Ethereum, Polygon facilitates quicker transactions and lower fees. Its inception aimed to tackle Ethereum's major challenges, including high fees, subpar user experience, and limited transaction throughput, aspiring to create an "Ethereum's internet of blockchains" or a multi-chain ecosystem of Ethereum-compatible blockchains.

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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