Byteball vs IOTA vs RaiBlocks – Directed Acyclic Graph (DAC) Coin Comparison

This is a quick and dirty table comparison of the three main Directed Acyclic Graph (DAC) Coins. Byteball, IOTA, and Raiblocks are all serious contenders. This table will allow you to pinpoint some of their main differences and similarities.

Last Updated: January 2018


Byteball (GBYTE) IOTA (MIOTA) RaiBlocks (XRB)
Address reuse Yes Not after sending Yes
Chain type Main chain DAG PoW DAG dPoS DAG+Blockchain
Confirmation time (theoretical) 30 seconds Instant Instant
Confirmation time (current) 1-2 minutes? Minutes to hours ~10 seconds
Consensus Mainchaindeterministic Minimal PoWprobabilistic Weighted dPoS voting
Developer ownership 1%? 5%? 4.8%?
Distribution Free airdrops1% premine Public ICO. No premine Manual mining via captcha
Distribution complete No Yes Yes
Divisibility 1 GBYTE: 1 billion Bytes 1 MIOTA: 1 million IOTA 1 XRB: 1024 raw
Fees Very small, based on size of data stored No fees No fees
Focus Smart contracts. Storing arbitrary dataValue transfer Internet of Things (m2m) Value transfer (h2h)
Inflation None/Deflationary (minus distribution) None/Deflationary None/Deflationary
Offline transactions Via blackbytes? Yes Yes?
Partnerships A few? Many None as of 2014?
Public team Partially? Yes Yes
Privacy Yes via Blackbytes EventuallyTest mixer Not on chain
Quantum resistant Not yet. Via NTRU Yes No?
Smart contracts Yes Not yet? No?
Supply (Current) 645,222 GBYTE 2,779,530,283 MIOTA 133,248,290 XRB
Supply (Total) 1,000,000 GBYTE 2,779,530,283 MIOTA 133,248,290 XRB
Transaction limit (theory) Unlimited? Unlimited Unlimited
Transaction limit (current) 20-30 TPS? 500 TPS in stress tests 7k TPS on Testnet?

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