TechThisWeek: Edtech, cryptocurrencies, Tech Mahindra, TCS

Investors remained bullish on the edtech sector, with four startups including decacorn Byju’s, raising millions of dollars this week. Guest speaker Pankaj Makkar, managing director of Bertelsmann India Investments, joined our reporters to discuss the factors behind the boom in the sector, and the road ahead.

Separately, Binance-owned cryptocurrency exchange WazirX on Thursday announced the introduction of a staking facility on its platform, which will offer users additional income on their cryptocurrency holdings. The company’s CEO and co-founder Nischal Shetty offers an industry perspective on the cryptocurrency market in India. 

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Information technology (IT) services major Tata Consultancy Services and Yale University jointly develop a blockchain framework that could potentially address privacy and trust issues in peer-to-peer digital networks. 

Tech Mahindra sells about 18.5 million shares of its investment in telecom software services provider Altiostar Networks for $45 million to Japanese firm Rakuten.