Cryptographic Hash Functions Explained: A Beginner’s Guide

Categories : Technology and FinTech, Technology and Operational Enablers


Author: Keneilwe Tsotsotso

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.