Digesting hex instead of binary?




Hi folks.

Say you're building a zero knowledge authentication system by digesting a
shared secret key with a nonce.

If the secret key is digested while in hex instead of in binary, is it
true that this actually makes things a little bit more secure.

If yes, why?

Thanks!

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