SAN SALVADOR – In the main handicraft market in El Salvador’s capital, traders are complaining that a week before the legal tender was introduced, Bitcoin ran out of officials to explain how it could work or what benefits it might bring.
The unease extends beyond the “Excuartel” market of San Salvador to the Central American country with 6.4 million inhabitants, which will be the first country in the world to introduce Bitcoin as legal tender on Tuesday.
“We don’t know the currency. We don’t know where it came from. We don’t know whether it will bring us profit or loss, ”said Claudia Molina, a 42-year-old seller of t-shirts and souvenirs. “We don’t know anything.”
“You haven’t trained us. They didn’t tell us what we’re going to use or how we’re going to make the change. “