The Bitcoin law that made Bitcoin (BTC) a legal tender in El Salvador went into effect yesterday September 7th
The protest is about the price volatility and the loss of value from recent flash crash.
The concerns are not baseless but can be mitigated by the government,
The government should assure the people and come with a framework that protect the people. Specially since large portion of people rely on USD remittance
Crypto is the future but the road forward doesn't have to be harsh.
On of the biggest problem with Crypto that is preventing it from going mainstream is the price volatility.
You can't use something as a medium of exchange regularly if a price keeps going up and down rapidly.
Imagine your morning coffee cost you $0.20 one day then $100 the next and $15 the other day.
As long as it the volatility is within a reasonable spread it can be worthwhile.
Government should assure the people about maintaining the purchasing power of their hard earn cash.
Most of the money that people's household income is from their family members working overseas.
If the price of BTC rise then they will receive less BTC and if the prices in BTC remain same they won't be able to buy the same amount of daily times.
This risk is also their in fiat forex but the volatility isn't as much as that in Crypto.