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Author Zooko.Wilcox-O'Hearn
Recipients Zooko.Wilcox-O'Hearn, dstufft
Date 2016-04-18.18:40:12
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(Disclosure: I'm one of the authors of BLAKE2.)

Please include BLAKE2 in hashlib. It well-suited for hashing long inputs (e.g. files), because it is substantially faster than SHA-3, SHA-2, SHA-1, or MD5 while also being safer than SHA-2, SHA-1, or MD5.

BLAKE2 and/or its relatives, BLAKE, ChaCha20, and Salsa20, have gotten extensive cryptographic peer review.

It is widely used in modern applications and widely supported in modern crypto libraries (

Here is the official reference implementation:

Here are some Python modules (wrappers or implementations):
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