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BLAKE2: “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” Than MD5

Zooko Wilcox-O’Hearn on March 21, 2014 Best read while listening to Daft Punk: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger Why use BLAKE2 instead of Skein, Keccak (SHA-3), MD5, or SHA-1 as a secure hash function? BLAKE was the best-rated hash function in the SHA-3 competition NIST, in the final report of the SHA-3 competition, said this about the finalists (which included BLAKE,

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