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What is Hashing?

Hashing is a method of creating cryptographic data using hashing algorithms. Cryptographic hashing is referred to as the structures that form the basis of cryptocurrencies. The hashing method, also known as the encryption method, aims to maximize security. In this respect, cryptographic hashes are like digital signatures. Hashes are important for mining, that is, it has a key role in the formation of new addresses. Miners use complex numbers and hashing when solving block problems. These problems, which cannot be solved with a paper pen or calculator process, can be solved with the devices produced.

The hashing algorithm used has been designed to include a summary of the previous one. In this way, the previous hash and the next hash are chained together. Thus, the concept of blockchain emerged. In general, the SHA-256 algorithm known as "Secure Hash Algorithm" is used in the cryptographic hash system. This algorithm produces a 32-byte summary as output.

A generated output can be to include next data, but finding backward previous data is complicated. In other words, the system is based on a single function mechanism.

The security of system also appears here. Since backward data is difficult to decipher, it can be easily used for password and authentication or digital signatures.

When the hashing method used in different areas is combined with cryptography, it is both a useful and secure system. This development led to the emergence of different systems and developments and the technology to settle in a different dimension. In this context, it can be said that the cryptographic hashing algorithm, which is the sine qua non of blockchain, has a significant effect on cryptocurrencies.


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