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Where in the Bitcoin github repo is the SHA-256 hashing algorithm defined? Is it a methematical formula?

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The SHA-256 algorithm is not defined in the Bitcoin GitHub repository, it is defined in the USA Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) publication 180-2 (see Wikipedia: SHA-2).

The implementation in Bitcoin Core is in src/crypto/sha256.cpp, src/crypto/sha256.h and related source files and/or dependencies.


If I was looking for a definition that might include a mathematical formalism that describes the algorithm, I would read the FIPS document.

If I was looking for working C++ code available under an open source licence, I would look at the above files in the Github repository.

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