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What is SHA-256

Supporting Technologies and the Impact of Blockchain on Organizations and Society
Secure Hashing Algorithm. It is a cryptographic algorithm used by cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin.
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Blockchain Adoption: Guidelines and Mexican Case Review
María de Carmen Gutiérrez-Diez (Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, Mexico) and Mabel Luna González (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-5747-4.ch003
This chapter aims to be an introductory guide in understanding how blockchain technology works, including its terminology and characteristics that make it different and revolutionary. It also discusses the cases for which its implementation could be beneficial/of interest for society and people, mostly related to the trust aspects of its use. This is accomplished through a literature and documentary review of papers, business cases, and regulations implemented, particularly in Mexico. The findings seem to point towards a social benefit for economies, as long as the foundations of a legislation that regulates its applications and possible impacts and misuse is established. Finally, this chapter looks at the need to establish a reference framework that helps those who wish to adopt this technology for the creation of value in different contexts.
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Blockchain as an Enabler for Zero-Trust Architectures
A second-generation SHA digital digest that has been adopted because the first generation of SHA hashes and MD5s can now be prone to collisions, which enables one or more exact hashes to be created affecting their integral value as a unique one-way cryptographic function.
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