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Modern CPUs Likely Permanently Haunted by Spectre Security Flaws

“Modern microprocessors are susceptible to side channel attacks because speculative execution creates openings for these attacks to exist” writes Joel Hruska for extremetech.com. Branch prediction and speculative execution are often discussed simultaneously, but there are other types of speculation that don’t involve branch prediction.Certainly, the idea that speculative execution could represent a security threat has been conceptually known for decades.Ever since the Spectre and Meltdown series of security flaws were disclosed, there have been questions about just how secure the modern CPUs we use can be. At the same time,…

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Cannabis stocks look set to flourish thanks to Trump’s 2018 Farm Bill

“In a note Wednesday, Cannacord Genuity identified these stocks as plays for investors looking to take advantage of firms that market hemp-derived CBD products” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. That’s according to analysts at Cannacord Genuity who have published a list of their favorite stocks as the cannabis industry takes off. Source: cnbc.com

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LSE’s technology to power Asian cryptocurrency platform

“(Reuters) – London Stock Exchange Group said on Tuesday Hong Kong-based AAX would use its technology for cryptocurrency trading, allowing the British exchange operator enter a nascent yet highly speculative industry” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The AAX exchange, which is backed by Atom Group, a fintech firm focused on blockchain technology and emerging digital assets, will use LSE’s Millennium Exchange matching system, LSE said in a statement.The deal, however, comes at a time when cryptocurrency exchanges in Asia face scrutiny and policymakers have warned about the risks of…

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There’s something unique about China that fuels rapid boom-bust cycles in financial markets

“It may not just be the property market that’s recently benefit from this latest merry-go-round for Chinese capital flows” writes Business Insider Australia for businessinsider.com. Similar moves have been seen in the past, including in the first half of 2016 — again, another period when Chinese stocks were hammered.While fundamental factors have undeniably been a factor, it appears that speculative money, potentially from the stock market, may also be finding its way into commodities.The first shows the Shanghai Composite Index overlaid against the amount of outstanding margin debt used to…

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Gundlach warns record bond speculation could cause big move in interest rates

“Real money keeps getting long and speculative investors are short,” Goncalves said” writes Patti Domm for cnbc.com. That could cause a swift drop in yields if rates were to start moving lower, and those investors were forced to cover their positions.”There’s definitely a tug of war between real money and the speculative investors. Source: cnbc.com

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Dash Aims to Become a Payment Currency…

“The cannabis industry, for example, can benefit tremendously from the cryptocurrency payment industry” writes Jp Buntinx for livebitcoinnews.com. Does Dash have the potential to transition to a viable payment currency?. This creates new business opportunities for any cryptocurrency targeting the payment industry.Unlike Bitcoin and Ethereum, Dash is not content with being a speculative cryptocurrency. Source: livebitcoinnews.com

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