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A hash function is any function that can be used to map data of arbitrary size to fixed-size values. The values returned by a hash function are called hash values, hash codes, digests, or simply hashes. Use of a hash function to index a hash table is called hashing or scatter storage addressing. Like all computer data, hashes are large numbers, and are usually written as hexadecimal.

Hash functions in JaxNet

Mining hash functions

Linking hash functions

Linking hash function is used to link data records in JaxNet in order to make them immutable. By design this cryptographic hash function should be efficient and very fast.

Jax.Network uses Blake-256 as a linking hash function.