One of the most famous type of fish in Turkey, namely Hamsi can now become very famous in the world of cryptography and security. A Turkish mathematician who is pursuing a Ph.D. at K.U. Leuven proposed a cryptographic hashing algorithm to NIST.
As we’re getting very close to the finals I’m eagerly waiting to hear about the winner.
PS: It is also a pleasure to see the name of Alp Öztarhan, a colleague of mine, who seems to have implemented the first version of the algorithm.