The underlying hashing code in Skerl is the reference implementation
of Skein from the official NIST submission.
-Skein is a finalist candidate in the NIST competition to become SHA-3.
+[finalist candidate in the NIST competition to become SHA-3]].
It is a hash function designed by
Niels Ferguson, Stefan Lucks, Bruce Schneier, Doug Whiting, Mihir
Bellare, Tadayoshi Kohno, Jon Callas, and Jesse Walker.
Details on the algorithm as submitted and known analysis can be found
-A full paper on Skein by the authors can be found at:
+A [[http://www.schneier.com/skein1.3.pdf][full paper on Skein]]
+by the designers has been published.
official Skein page (http://www.skein-hash.info/ ) uses the headline:
+The http://www.skein-hash.info/ uses the headline:
Fast, Secure, Simple, Flexible, Efficient. And it rhymes with "rain."
We encourage contributions to =skerl= from the community.