Hash Functions are ubiquitous in the field of Technology
- Hash Functions are part of the Web3 infrastructure, but also of computer programming in general and are used everywhere in a variety of contexts such as
- Password Protection
- Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
- Data Compression
- For the purposes of building a Distributed Ledger as a blockchain, we only need one of these, the SHA-256 One-way hash function
Programmers worldwide are already familiar with this technology, and it is supported in every programming language available
Tools are available on the web for you to try this technology out. Go ahead and play around with it and see if you can figure out how it works. If you have questions, send us a message.