Introduction to Corda

Let's examine what Corda is and how the Corda network is built.

Corda is a platform that allows multiple parties that do not fully trust each other to maintain a distributed ledger with shared facts amongst each other.

Note: By its nature, Corda is a distributed system similar to the systems analyzed previously.

A distinctive characteristic of this system is this lack of trust between the nodes that are part of the system, which also gives it a decentralization aspect. This distrust is managed through various cryptographic primitives.

Note: This chapter will give a rather brief overview of Corda’s architecture. You can refer to the available whitepapers by Brown et al. and Hearn et al. for a more detailed analysis.

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