Corda was developed by R3, an enterprise blockchain software firm, in collaboration with over 200 technology and industry partners. Today, Corda is backed by a vibrant community of blockchain/DLT developers continuously adding new features, functionality and more.
The Corda technology is described in two detailed papers designed for those who need or want to go under the hood:
Corda: An Introdution, August, 2016
This paper provides a highlevel introduction intended for the general reader.
Corda Technical White Paper, August, 2019
This paper presents Corda, a decentralized global database, and describe in detail how it achieves the goal of providing a platform for decentralized app development.