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NIST and NISTs Computer Security Division Announced the SHA-3 WINNER
October 03, 2012

NIST announced KECCAK as the winner of the SHA-3 Cryptographic Hash Algorithm Competition and the new SHA-3 hash algorithm in a press release issued on October 2, 2012. KECCAK was designed by a team of cryptographers from Belgium and Italy, they are:

  • Guido Bertoni (Italy) of STMicroelectronics,
  • Joan Daemen (Belgium) of STMicroelectronics,
  • Michaël Peeters (Belgium) of NXP Semiconductors, and
  • Gilles Van Assche (Belgium) of STMicroelectronics.

This selection marked the end of the SHA-3 competition. A report on the final round of the competition will be published in the near future.

Detailed announcement of winner

Parent Project

See: Hash Functions
Created December 22, 2016, Updated June 22, 2020