Crypto assets, specifically bitcoin (BTC), have increased in value this week following the collapse of three major U.S. banks. Over the past 24 hours, bitcoin (BTC) has dropped 6.5% against the U.S. dollar. However, weekly metrics indicate that BTC is up 9.6% week over week. Most of BTC’s increase occurred on March 14, when it jumped above the $26K zone to precisely $26,533 at around 9 a.m. (ET) on Tuesday. As of 2:35 p.m. on March 15, bitcoin is exchanging hands for $24,357 per unit.