Corda and SGX: a privacy update

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In this technical update I want to share something a little bit special – a privacy upgrade to Corda based on Intel’s Software Guard Extensions technology (SGX). We first talked about this last year in our technical whitepaper (p51) and now is the time to provide the technical community with more information on where we’re heading. […]

Corda, SQL and NoSQL

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Corda differs from other platforms in numerous ways, but one of the most visible is our usage of relational database technology. Sometimes people query this – aren’t we swimming against the tide, which seems to be flowing away from SQL and conventional databases? The answer is no. In this post I’d like to explain why […]

The Corda Way of Thinking

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Corda is a revolutionary new Distributed Ledger Platform, the only DLT specifically designed for the needs of financial services. This article introduces the “Corda Way of Thinking”: understand this article and you’ll be well on your way to being a Corda Expert Solution Designer…! What problem are we trying to solve with Distributed Ledgers?  The […]

Towards Deeper Collaboration in Distributed Ledgers: Thoughts on Digital Asset’s Global Synchronisation Log

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It’s now almost two months since we open-sourced Corda and I’m delighted by the reception it has received. In our rapidly growing community, we’re already seeing new users grow into leaders who help other newcomers get to grips with the platform. And I am amazed by the number of inbound messages from users who have been impressed by the […]


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When people start looking at Corda’s code the things they notice immediately is that it’s written in Kotlin, a new programming language from JetBrains that targets the JVM and Javascript. This was an unusual choice, so in this post I’ll give some background on why we did it and discuss experiences from our “year of enterprise Kotlin”. Why […]

The Node Explorer

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The Node Explorer – affectionately known internally as the James Bond Viewer – is a new graphical user interface that allows you to experience a Corda network from the viewpoint of an individual node owner – exploring the network map, managing your assets, and viewing any transactions you’ve been involved in. You can see a video […]

Integration with internal systems

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Any developer working with a distributed ledger of any kind faces the question of how to integrate this new-fangled database with internal systems. By systems, I mean both software and human-oriented business processes. As a decentralised database is not a “company in a box” no matter how sophisticated it is, such integration is inevitable and not […]