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History of Updates

Algorithm Name

Principal Submitter*

Comments

BLAKE [9M]
  Submitter's Website**

Jean-Philippe Aumasson

Blue Midnight Wish [12M]***
  Submitter's Website**

Svein Johan Knapskog

Submit Comment
Round 2 Comments
Round 1 Comments

CubeHash [51M]***
  Submitter's Website**

D. J. Bernstein

Submit Comment
Round 2 Comments
Round 1 Comments

ECHO [8M]
  Submitter's Website**

Henri Gilbert

Submit Comment
Round 2 Comments
Round 1 Comments

Fugue [9M]***
  Update
  Submitter's Website**

Charanjit S. Jutla

Submit Comment
Round 2 Comments
Round 1 Comments

Grøstl [7M]***
  Submitter's Website**

Lars Ramkilde Knudsen

Submit Comment
Round 2 Comments
Round 1 Comments

Hamsi [10M]***
  Submitter's Website**

Ozgul Kucuk

Submit Comment
Round 2 Comments
Round 1 Comments

JH [7M]***

Hongjun Wu

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Round 2 Comments

Keccak [17M]***
 Submitter's Website**

Joan Daemen

Submit Comment
Round 2 Comments
Round 1 Comments

Luffa [13M]***
  Update
  Submitter's Website**

Dai Watanabe

Submit Comment
Round 2 Comments

Shabal [9M]
  Submitter's Website**

Jean-Francois Misarsky

Submit Comment
Round 2 Comments
Round 1 Comments

SHAvite-3 [9M]***
  Code KAT Update
  Submitter's Website**

Orr Dunkelman

Submit Comment
Round 2 Comments
Round 1 Comments

SIMD [9M]***
  Submitter's Website**

Gaetan Leurent

Submit Comment
Round 2 Comments

Skein [2M]***
  Submitter's Website**

Bruce Schneier

Submit Comment
Round 2 Comments
Round 1 Comments

* For space purposes, only the principal submitter is listed. Additional contributors are listed in the electronic cover sheet (if provided in the submission).
** 6/30/14 - Many submitter website's have been removed from the web; in those cases, the hyperlink has been removed. These pages are provided by the submitters and are not the official submission packages. You will be redirected to a site outside of NIST. The official submission packages are provided by NIST via algorithm names on this (Second Round Candidates) page.
***These algorithms have been tweaked, or additional documentation has been provided, and submitted by the September 15, 2009 deadline.