Our first Corda release for 2021, Corda and Corda Enterprise 4.8, is due in April with improvements that continue to enhance the maturity of the platform as a whole.

As we are finishing off the release, you can now get your hands on these new features with the beta. Please contact our support team for access at support@r3.com.

This quarter our focus has been on two areas:

  • Enhancements to the notary service
  • Broader support for dependent components

Enhancements to the notary service

Throughout the lifecycle of the Corda 4 series, we have taken great strides to ensure the notary is an enterprise-grade service. …


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We are (almost) through 2020, and our team has been working hard on new enhancements to ease node operations and support existing production deployments to scale over time.

As we are finishing off the release, you can get your hands on these new features with the beta. Please contact our support team for access at support@r3.com.

This quarter our focus has been across three long term optimizations:

  • Archiving
  • Transaction Breaks
  • Notary Burst Handling

Archiving

As production CorDapps grow in size and maturity, nodes accumulate more and more ledger related data over their lifecycle. …


One month into 2020 and the momentum behind blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) continues. In a new report, the R3 Team has outlined the key trends and predictions that business leaders, enterprise architects and application builders should consider in 2020 as they evaluate or re-evaluate their blockchain strategies.

Out of the trenches

If 2019 saw many industry projects deep in the ‘trenches of deployment’ then 2020 will be seen as a watershed year for production applications as they emerge on the front-lines to deliver business value at scale. Gartner predicted that banks alone would derive around $1 billion of…


Corda Enterprise customers highlight platform’s scalability, privacy and security

As blockchain applications for business move from labs to production, businesses are expecting more from their chosen blockchain platform, especially across aspects of performance, security, and ease of deployment and integration to existing enterprise systems.

Last autumn, the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC) demonstrated how Corda Enterprise (version 3) was ready for real-world work. Their study with Accenture showed Corda Enterprise was “capable of supporting average daily trading volumes in the US equity market of more than 100 million trades per day.”

Today, we are pleased to announce the arrival…


2018 Top 10 + a message from CEO David E. Rutter

Oh, what a year it’s been! In 2018, we launched Corda Enterprise and Marketplace, and saw widespread Corda adoption across the globe. To top it off, we felt immense love from our vibrant ecosystem at our flagship conference, CordaCon.

On behalf of the entire R3 team, thank you for your continued support. We wouldn’t be here without the support from our members, partners, and developer community. We look forward to working with you in the New Year.

To celebrate, we’re sharing our 2018 top 10 pieces of content. Enjoy!


In this post we discuss the evolution of digital assets and argue that the one of the most important paradigms arising from blockchain technology is the separation of double spend prevention from the custody of digital assets. This results in what is commonly described in the industry as digital tokens. We discuss that Corda’s notary service provides this single-spend capability without asserting any unwelcome business level control over the assets.

By: Antony Lewis, Director of Research and CBDC Lead

The biggest problem with the digitisation of assets is that of the double spend: How can you be sure that a…


By Ricardo Correia, Head of Partners, R3

“Our philosophy is to empower others to sell, empower others to service, making sure the other people are more powerful than us.” — Jack Ma

Whilst Jack Ma was referring to Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, he could just as easily have been referring to R3. R3 is an enterprise software firm who, along with its ecosystem, developed Corda, an open-source blockchain platform built specifically for businesses. …


In this post we articulate what a peer-to-peer transaction is, why Bitcoin transactions are not peer-to-peer, and why it is important to understand the differences clearly. We discuss the benefits of peer-to-peer transactions and discuss that Corda is the closest architecture to take advantage of those benefits.

By: Antony Lewis, Director of Research and CBDC Lead

We are always told that Bitcoin is peer-to-peer, but is it? It turns out Satoshi is almost always grossly misunderstood by both the mainstream media and Bitcoin proponents. Bitcoin payments are not peer-to-peer. …


Away from the mania of last year’s ICO gold-rush, the appeal and benefits of raising capital by issuing debt and equity on a blockchain-enabled marketplace has struck a chord in the institutional financial services world. As momentum builds among some of the biggest names in finance, we will soon see properly regulated tokens, fit for real businesses and sovereign entities, writes R3’s Todd McDonald.

2017 saw a huge boom in companies raising money by issuing their own digital currencies, a process that has become known as an initial coin offering, or ICO. …


By: Aaron Seabrook, Director at R3, to find out more, please contact Voltron@R3.com

Backed by eight major banks, with the potential to unleash USD 1 trillion in trade, the Voltron project is being heralded as a major leap forward for the trade finance process.

As blockchain for business moves into production, corporates must now make the decision now whether to be a leader or a follower.

R3’s Aaron Seabrook explores how blockchain is simplifying letters of credit and outlines how Voltron is set to revolutionise trade finance, delivering anopen industry platform for letters or credit, enabling exchange documents and value…

The R3 Team

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