KECCAK 256 hash generator

KECCAK256 hash generator, this hash is used in 1-way encryption applications to help convert a string to KECCAK256

Enter string to convert to KECCAK256

The tool supports creating keccak 256 codes online easily and quickly.
You just need to enter a string or any number then press the button, the system will generate a keccak 256 hash.

What is KECCAK256?

Keccak is the winner of SHA-3 competition, so many people referring SHA-3 as Keccak. The core algorithm is still the same, but there's slight modification for SHA-3. That's why when we compared the result of SHA-3 with Keccak result, it will be different.

Ethereum uses Keccak256 in a consensus engine called Ethash. Keccak is a family of hash functions that eventually got standardized to SHA-3 (SHA256 is part of a family of hash functions called SHA-2). Ethereum called it Keccak instead of SHA-3 as it has slightly different parameters than the current SHA-3.

Difference between keccak256 and sha3

No they did not, the internals and security levels have not been changed from the draft Keccak submission, only the padding rule has changed.

The padding change is the only difference, this allows future tree hashing modes as well as the current SHAKE outputs to generate different digests given the same security parameters and message inputs. Up to 4 additional bits are added, which keeps the full padding inside a byte boundary, making implementations with octet only input able to switch to SHA-3 from Keccak with change to only a single line of code.

The padding change has no negative impact on the security of SHA-3.

KECCAK256 in programming languages

Will the KECCAK256 cryptographic hash function output be same in all programming languages?
Yes, correct implementation of KECCAK256 will produce the same result, otherwise KECCAK256 would not be useful as a checksum. The difference may come up with encoding and byte order. You must be sure that text is encoded to exactly the same sequence of bytes.

Is it possible to decode the KECCAK256?
No, that's not possible.


PHP how to convert string to KECCAK256 hash?

composer require kornrunner/keccak
use kornrunner\Keccak; $hash = Keccak::hash('', 256); //output: eedac5dd0fa73bb98e905b09d9836417700fd0e7755e6432821ede8d01046a25

KECCAK256 in Nodejs

Nodejs how to convert string to KECCAK256 hash?
keccak256 in github

npm install keccak256
const keccak256 = require('keccak256')
console.log(keccak256(' in nodejs').toString('hex'))
//output: "dbe0968e1bc268f2ab024cad921cab5128d508acb563e1d63d4b7b7c5d30189a"
console.log(keccak256(Buffer.from(' in nodejs')).toString('hex'))
//output: "dbe0968e1bc268f2ab024cad921cab5128d508acb563e1d63d4b7b7c5d30189a"

KECCAK256 in Python

Python how to convert string to KECCAK256 hash?


from Crypto.Hash import keccak
k =
print k.hexdigest()


import sha3
k = sha3.keccak_256()
print k.hexdigest()
  • For python3 the strings need to be passed in binary k.update(b'string')
  • If you want to find a new hash you need to initialize k again otherwise it will update the value on top of the existing one.
  • pysha3 was not working since I had installed both sha3 and pysha3 libraries, so import sha3 was giving preference to sha3 lib.