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BLAKE3-team/BLAKE3: the official Rust and C implementations of the BLAKE3 cryptographic hash function

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Tags: security c cryptography rust blake3 github.com
Clipped on: 2021-07-26

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The b3sum utility

The b3sum command line utility prints the BLAKE3 hashes of files or of standard input. Prebuilt binaries are available for Linux, Windows, and macOS (requiring the unidentified developer workaround) on the releases page. If you've installed Rust and Cargo, you can also build b3sum yourself with:

cargo install b3sum

If rustup didn't configure your PATH for you, you might need to go looking for the installed binary in e.g. ~/.cargo/bin. You can test out how fast BLAKE3 is on your machine by creating a big file and hashing it, for example:

# Create a 1 GB file.
head -c 1000000000 /dev/zero > /tmp/bigfile
# Hash it with SHA-256.
time openssl sha256 /tmp/bigfile
# Hash it with BLAKE3.
time b3sum /tmp/bigfile

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See c/README.md.

Other implementations

We post links to third-party bindings and implementations on the @BLAKE3team Twitter account whenever we hear about them. Some highlights include an optimized Go implementation, Wasm bindings for Node.js and browsers, binary wheels for Python, .NET bindings, and JNI bindings.


Please see CONTRIBUTING.md.

Intellectual property

The Rust code is copyright Jack O'Connor, 2019-2020. The C code is copyright Samuel Neves and Jack O'Connor, 2019-2020. The assembly code is copyright Samuel Neves, 2019-2020.

This work is released into the public domain with CC0 1.0. Alternatively, it is licensed under the Apache License 2.0.



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