Calin Culianu and Bitcoin Cash as an alternative to Lightning Network

Surely among the most prolific developers of Bitcoin Cash (BCH), we can mention Calin Culianu, whose contribution has allowed the creation and improvement of several products related to this blockchain.

Calin began his journey as a developer with the C++ language, which would lead him over the course of his 21 years in the business to also create his own consulting company and software house, working with clients such as Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, where he built software from scratch to capture data in the field of neuroscience.

Calin has also published a successful app with his software house, C3 Software, in the field Bitcoin Code of music, so we also see his passion for music applied to computing.

We are in the early days of Bitcoin, when Satoshi Nakamoto was still active on the forum. It was then 2012 when Calin approached this crypto and the Bitcoin Talk forum, where people were already starting to talk about the future and the scalability of the project.

In fact, many at the time asked Nakamoto how to increase the scalability of this blockchain, but he responded by saying that the technology would progress to such an extent that the problem of space and the heaviness of the blocks would be enough to hold it.

And so alternatives began to appear, including the Lightning Network, one of the second layers in which to transfer crypto and achieve greater scalability. However, the project did not appeal to many and Culianu thought it would be better to increase the size of the blocks.

So it was that in July 2017 he and Amaury Sechet contributed to the then Bitcoin Cash.

Calin Culianu and the Bitcoin Cash projects.
And it is under the Bitcoin Cash blockchain that we find his biggest projects and contributions, such as the Electron Cash wallet, the wallet that almost everyone uses within the ecosystem.

Calin created the Fulcrum server, a fast and agile SPV server for BCH and BTC, and also contributed to BIP38 in its brute38 version.

His proliferation of contributions also led him to participate in the creation of the famous Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP), which are tokens built on the Bitcoin Cash blockchain that can be made by anyone due to their ease of use.

He also participated in the Bitcoin Cash Node (BCHN) project, which aims to improve and enhance this blockchain and make payments digital and fast for everyone, as was the original intention of Bitcoin.