Last week bitcoin prices have started trending higher since our previous weekly roundup. Currently, the price per bitcoin is now hovering around the astounding $5,700 zone with about $3B in daily global trade volume. The lift in price has also pushed up the value of other cryptocurrencies like Ethereum. At press time, the price of Ethereum is roughly $340 per ETH with about $349M in daily global ether trades. Problems in China with bitcoin exchanges have started to fade away from people's memories as the country’s citizens have moved to Over-the-Counter trading until domestic cryptocurrency trading platforms become operational once again. Furthermore many neighboring countries like Japan are reaping the benefits of Chinese exchange closures.