[NetBehaviour] Crypto Sigils

Rob Myers rob at robmyers.org
Sat Feb 8 08:35:44 CET 2014


"A cryptographic hash function is a piece of computer code that take a
piece of data and produce a (hopefully) unique short string representing

[...] the outputs of cryptographic hash functions produce identities for
data that can be used to uniquely refer to the data but do not disclose
the content of the data.

Hash functions achieve this by feeding the data through a complex
mathematical transformation. This is a mapping through mathematical
space that maintains identity and difference while occulting content.

Much like a sigil..."

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