While I worked on Smart contracts with Solidity, I had to store users UUID mapped to user address. In solidity, this could be easily done with mapping data structure, but if we are want to use UUID as key, we should store it in a fixed amount of bytes: bytes16. All bytes on Solidity is stored in hex representation with leading zero. Mapping in Solidity will look like:

mapping (bytes16 => address) uuidToAddress;

We have to find a way to convert UTF-8 UUID representation like this d3fd3540-6718-4687-956b-c8618a26e335 into hex representation with leading zero: 0xd3fd354067184687956bc8618a26e335.

I've built a small npm package called uuid-to-hex to do this, so the basic example will be:

$ npm install uuid-to-hex
const uuidToHex = require('uuid-to-hex');
const hexStringWithLeadingZero = uuidToHex('d3fd3540-6718-4687-956b-c8618a26e335', true);
console.log(hexStringWithLeadingZero); //0xd3fd354067184687956bc8618a26e335

If you want to convert UUID hex to UUID UTF-8 string, you could use a package hex-to-uuid:

$ npm install hex-to-uuid
const hexToUuid = require('hex-to-uuid');
const uuidStringFromHexWithLeadingZero = hexToUuid('0xd3fd354067184687956bc8618a26e335');
console.log(uuidStringFromHexWithLeadingZero); //d3fd3540-6718-4687-956b-c8618a26e335

That's it, thank for reading!

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