The faster a distributed ledger can process a large number of transactions, the more likely it is to become a go-to platform. For example, a cryptocurrency with a fast transaction speed could challenge traditional payment companies like Visa.
Interesting article on the transaction speeds of the different cryptocurrencies. I own Stellar and am happy to see it near the top of the list at 5 seconds. Crypto has come a long way, all these speeds are pretty impressive to me. I can remember not too long ago, and still today, the biggest knock on crypto was the transaction speeds. It's good to see the speeds are getting faster and faster.