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Cryptographic Hash Functions Explained: A Beginner’s Guide

A cryptographic hash function is a mathematical equation that enables many everyday forms of encryption, like digital signatures. This includes everything from the HTTPS protocol to payments made on e-commerce websites. Cryptographic hash functions are also used extensively in blockchain technology.

While the term itself may seem intimidating, cryptographic hash functions are relatively easy to understand. In this article, you’ll learn exactly how a cryptographic hash function works.

Keneilwe Tsotsotso
Keneilwe is DFI's Assistant COP Manager and helps manage our communities and their activities. As part of her role Keneilwe shares useful resources and insights from a wide variety of sources and authors with our community.