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The encoding doesn't change the output of the entropy source. They are reversible operations. You can use what encoding suits you, change to base64 for transmission and strong on the database, and change to byte is a good choice since, in general, the cryptographic hash functions are accepting bytes to process, so it might better to convert them bytes before ...


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I will try and answer with a different perspective than the other 2 excellent answers, namely I want look at properties of entropy that may help bridge the intuition and the actual definition. Shannon's entropy is a measure of information or (rather of uncertainty) of a source. With this in mind lets look at a quick example to build intuition around the ...


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