Coinness 24-Hour News Roundup on August 21: SEC Will Respond to Multiple Trading Platform ETF Applications by the End of September

1.SEC will respond to the ProShares ETF application by August 23, the Direxion ETF application by September 21, the Cboe VanEck/SolidX ETF application by September 30, and the Bitwise ETF application by September 7. 
2.Russia’s Amur region has released its own cryptocurrency AmurCoin. 
3.The Government of Canada is now exploring the use of additional blockchain technologies. 
4.The U.S. government will help fund a distributed ledger platform being developed by researchers at the University of California-San Diego. 
5.Kenya is considering blockchain to offer real-time voting results. 
6.China’s MIIT will strengthen the support to blockchain and build a standard system to improve blockchain. 
1.Tether printed $415 million worth of USDT in August. 
2.Ripple plans on integrating all of Ripple’s software products of xVia, xCurrent and xRapid into one convenient solution, Convergence; will roll out xRapid in 4 months. 
3.2,308 merchants across the world now accepts DASH. 
4.BCH will run a stress test on September 1st. 
1.NYSE’s owner to roll out Bakkt crypto exchange, excluding margin and futures trading. 
2.Bitstamp, BitFlyer USA and Bittrex joined the Virtual Commodity Association. 
3.Brokerage eToro adds 12th cryptocurrency to trading List — MIOTA. 
4.Upbit will suspend services from 18:00 to 22:00 UTC on August 21. 
5.Huobi Pool, a subsidiary brand of Huobi Group, issued Huobi Pool Token (HPT) on August 19 (GMT+8). 
6.Binance has released a information service platform with cryptocurrency source of information. 
7.HitBTC has added BNB its trading chart. 
1.Cointree and Gobbill entered a partnership to allow the payment of bills using cryptocurrencies in Australia. 
2.Zheshang Bank, one of the largest privately held commercial banks in China, has completed the issuance of $66 million securities to investors by using its proprietary blockchain platform. 
3.At least five employees have left BitTorrent, the peer-to-peer networking pioneer, following its June acquisition by Justin Sun, the founder of the controversial blockchain protocol Tron. 
4.MetLife pilots diabetes insurance payments on a blockchain in Singapore.

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