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Approaching the singularity -- in global finance

Tue, 13 Nov 2012 08:36:14 GMT

In a new paper on trends in high-frequency trading, Neil Johnson  and colleagues note that: ... a new dedicated transatlantic cable is being built just to shave 5 milliseconds off transatlantic communication times between US and UK traders, while a new purpose-built chip iX-eCute is being launched which prepares trades in 740 nanoseconds ...This just illustrates the technological arms race underway as firms try to out-compete each other to gain an edge through speed. None of the players in...

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