Editor’s take: The week that was — July 18-23

While the week started on a strong note with quite a few funding news exclusives, financial sector regulators across the region hogged the headlines on most other days.

First off, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) indicated during the release of its annual report that it was set to get tougher on cryptocurrency companies in the coming months, and plans to start talking with industry players by September or October with a view to drawing up tighter regulations for the emerging sector.

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