I’ve been sucked into a large blockchain project that wants to use Stellar (a fork of Ripple) to issue their tokens, integrate with global bank settlement systems, bypass SWIFT, etc. Of course, I would have tried to recommend Cardano if CardanoCL was available, but CCL won’t be ready for a while.
As I’ve been working on this project, I’ve been studying Stellar and it looks pretty strong. They’ve made it easy for relatively non-technical people to create and issue their own tokens that can work with ETH and BTC, which is very smart. I know Cardano’s upcoming IELE+K will enable lots of programmers to build smart contracts on top of CardanoCL in the future, which will enable it to compete with Stellar in this respect.
This article highlights some of Stellar’s strengths:
Stellar was previously focused on the same bank settlement space as Ripple, but they’ve been expanding into the mainstream blockchain arena. I’m still studying their capabilities, but so far, it seems like they will be a much stronger competitor to Cardano in the future than EOS, IOTA, or any of the other relatively popular projects.
As I learn more, I will add to this thread, but has anybody else spent any time comparing Stellar’s features to Cardano’s current features and future roadmap?