Reference implementation of the SHA-3 finalist BLAKE, a family of cryptographic hash functions composed of 4 instances:
These implementations aim to simplicity and compactness rather than performance.
BLAKE was designed by Jean-Philippe Aumasson with Luca Henzen, Willi Meier, and Raphael C.-W. Phan.
will build the 4 executables
verifies 2 test vectors and shows an error message upon failed test, and
./blake256 [file1] [file2] [...]
hashes the files passed as arguments.
Similar executables are provided for BLAKE-224, BLAKE-384, and BLAKE-512.
The BLAKE reference code is released under CC0 license, a public domain-like licence.
We aren't aware of any patents or patent applications relevant to BLAKE, and we aren't planning to apply for any.
The BLAKE page includes
- specifications of BLAKE
- slides of BLAKE presentations at conferences and workshops
- a list of third-party implementations and modules
- references to cryptanalysis results