The Cryptocurrency Consultant

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What is a hash function?

Hash functions like SHA-256 made cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin possible. Learn with me what a hash function is and what it ensures.

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What is a hash function? Main Picture

Hash functions are another pillar of the blockchain and an integral part of modern cryptography. Since the exact mode of action of a hash function is very complex, we will stick to an overview in this article, so that at the end of the article we can also explain to other people what hash functions are, what they are important for and why we absolutely need them in Bitcoin, for example.

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