Quantum kit offers HFTs ‘100-fold’ speed boost

After spotting FX arbitrage opportunities, new tech faces real-world test in Japanese stocks

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High-frequency traders (HFTs) are being offered a shortcut to a world of quantum-powered arbitrage. Researchers at Toshiba have developed an algorithm – derived from quantum theory – that runs on conventional super-fast chips and is about to get its first test drive in a live market. If it goes well, the technology could be on sale within two years.

The Japanese tech giant calls its equipment a Simulated Bifurcation Machine. Kosuke Tatsumura, chief research scientist at Toshiba, claims the SBM

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