Real-Time TPS

Stellar TPS is 2,255X more than Polkadot TPS

152 tx/s
0.07 tx/s

Max Recorded TPS

Stellar max TPS is 1.53X more than Polkadot max TPS

171 tx/s
112 tx/s

Max Theoretical TPS

Stellar max theoretical TPS is 87.77% less than Polkadot max theoretical TPS

183 tx/s
1,500 tx/s

Block Time

Stellar block time is 2.95% less than Polkadot block time


Time to Finality (TTF)

Stellar TTF is 90% less than Polkadot TTF



Stellar and Polkadot are both layer 1 blockchains

Layer 1 blockchain
Layer 1 blockchain

Governance Model

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


Other Comparisons

About 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.

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.

Blockchains Socials

Stellar Socials

Polkadot Socials