Stream ciphers

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Sodium includes implementations of the Salsa20, XSalsa20, ChaCha20 and XChaCha20 stream ciphers.

These functions are stream ciphers. They do not provide authenticated encryption.

They can be used to generate pseudo-random data from a key, or as building blocks for implementing custom constructions, but they are not alternatives to crypto_secretbox_*().