"Lies, Lies, & OMFG More Lies!"

"The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable..."

Beijing Start-Up Now Offers Sex Dolls For Rent

It's official: China's sharing economy has reached its peak: a Beijing startup has come up with a grotesque idea: rent out sex dolls through an app for less than $50 per day.

India May Issue Its Own Bitcoin-like Cryptocurrency As Legal Tender

The Indian government is considering a proposal to introduce its cryptocurrency similar to Bitcoin, even as it is working on creating a legal framework for bitcoin and other digital currencies. The proposed govt cryptocurrency would be issued directly by the Reserve Bank of India.

To Combat "Hate" - Make Government Weaker

"Politicians are actively tapping into modern stress that is generated by the state itself. Emotion is a powerful political motivator...Politicians are doing what they do from time immemorial, leveraging our fear into the growth of the state."

Yen Weaker After Abe Decides To Hold Snap Elections

Despite Japan being closed for holiday, the Yen has started off on the back foot, with the USDJPY rising 20 pips following a weekend Nikkei report that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has decided to dissolve the lower house with a general election to follow next month, hoping to capitalize on an uptick in public support before the opposition has a chance to regroup and mount a formidable challenge.

Hedge Fund CIO: "Why The Future Of Cryptocurrency Is Not As It Seems"

"The future of cryptocurrency is not as it seems. Once private markets perfect cryptocurrency technology, governments will commandeer it, killing today’s pioneers. Then with every cryptodollar, yen, euro and renminbi registered on their servers, they’ll have complete dominion over money, laundering, taxation. "

FX Week Ahead: Central Bank Credibility Slips Yet Again, Fed Up Next

The stand out risk event of the week is clearly the FOMC meeting and announcement on Wednesday, and the focus will be on whether the Fed are ready to balance out the odds of another 25bp hike on the table for this year. We know they are more comfortable in moving having prepared the market first, although we are close to 50/50 again, but only just.