libb2 0.98.1 Library implementing the BLAKE2 family of hash functions

libb2 is a portable implementation of the BLAKE2 family of cryptographic hash functions. It includes optimised implementations for IA-32 and AMD64 processors, and an interface layer that automatically selects the best implementation for the processor it is run on.

BLAKE2 (RFC 7693) is a family of high-speed cryptographic hash functions that are faster than MD5, SHA-1, SHA-2, and SHA-3, yet are at least as secure as the latest standard, SHA-3. It is an improved version of the SHA-3 finalist BLAKE.