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Pros
  • + Modular Focus (customized transaction rules, consensus algorithms, permissioning)
  • + Part of the Hyperledger Ecosystem
  • + Harnesses IoT technology to provide additional data
  • + Not a blockchain. Uses Distributed Ledger Technology to achieve similar end goals and benefits.
  • + Large Financial Institutional backing
  • + Built specifically for Enterprise use
  • + Large development community
  • + Quick to develop applications on
  • + Wide array of use cases
Cons
  • - Open source codebase
  • - Very young in development
  • - Still requires many bug fixes
  • - Less use cases than alternatives
  • - Smaller Developer Community (Slower Updates)
  • - Not a lot of developer expertise compared to competition
  • - Public blockchain creates security concerns
  • - Uses cryptocurrency as fuel for transactions
  • - Forks can cause complications
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Overview
Modular Blockchain Platform, released by Hyperledger and championed by Intel.

Corda is a distributed ledger platform designed to record, manage and automate legal agreements between business partners. Designed by (and for) the worlds largest financial institutions yet with applications in multiple industries. It offers a unique response to the privacy and scalability challenges facing decentralised applications.
Generic, open-source,  blockchain based distributed computing platform for applications to be built upon.
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  Crypto Assets  
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Cryptocurrency
None
Ether (ETH)
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Smart Contract Functionality
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Yes
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% Providers with experience
0.6
0.93
  Community  
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Size of Developer Team
Moderate
Moderate
Large
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Support Team / Community
Moderate. Some developer resources on Wiki and GitHub.
Moderate
Large
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Partnerships / Alliances / Size
Moderate
60+ Companies
EEA - 150+ companies
  Updates  
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Frequency of Updates
High
High
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Future Planned Work
Bug Fixes
Partnerships for Application Development
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Maturity
Sawtooth 1.0 released in Nov 2017
Corda was released open source in November 2016
Live first in July 2015 (first public blockchain)

First stable release March 2016
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Governance
Linux Foundation - Hyperledger Project

On-chain Governance
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Enterprise Focus
Strong Focus
Strong Focus
Moderate Focus. Through forks, Quorum and Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
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Production Ready
Yes
Yes
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Website
Link
Link
Link
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Security model
SGX / PoET

All transactions are signed by known identities.
Data is only shared between parties involved in the transaction, verifiers, and permissioned observers. This allows an extra layer of security from traditional DLT where the data is spread throughout the network.
No data encryption or channel partition and is public.

Merkle Patricia Trie Data structure
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Permissions
Permissioned, Permissionless depending on application
Permissionless
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Privacy
Configrable permissions for any node cluster within the network
Privacy concerns are addressed through the pluggable uniqueness services, and restriction of viewing transactions.
Limited (zk-SNARKs, Ring signatures)
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Consensus
PoET
Dynamic, Pluggable Consensus Algorithms
Notaries - Pluggable Framework, Validity consensus and Uniqueness consensus
PoW & PoS
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Transaction Time
Fast
Fast
Moderate
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Block Confirmation Time
Varies
  Development  
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Proprietary Codebase
Open Source
Open Source
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Blockchain / DLT type
Federated / Consortium, Permissioned Network
Not a blockchain. Uses DLT to create transaction efficiencies between permissioned parties rather than the same ledger for the entire network, which R3 Corda believes is inefficient.
Public with Private Forks
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Modularity
Modular Architecture. Incorporates IoT Sensors that can broaden the use case.
Less focus on modularity
Generic, with DApp and Smart Contract support for wider applications
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Scalability
1000 TPS. Built to be scalable in the way that consensus algorithms can be changed, applications are separate from the core system, and transactions can occur in parallel.
Corda focuses on scaling through reducing inefficiencies in consensus mechanisms. By limiting involvement to just the transacting parties, beneficiaries, and verifiers it aims to position itself as more scalable than PoW
limited by PoW

currently supports a maximum of 15 TPS
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Storage Capacity
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Energy Consumption
Low
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Low
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Ease of Integration in Legacy Systems
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Hard