A few days ago, Sam Bankman-Fried‘s FTX Group filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States after billions in liquidity disappeared. Now FTX people are disappearing all over the world. In March 2022, FTX acquired the CySEC-regulated Investment Firm (CIF) K-DNA Financial Services Ltd, renamed it FTX (EU) Ltd, and established FTX Europe. Martha Lambrianou has served as CEO of FTX Europe and the CySEC-regulated entity since 2017. She became the CEO of FTX Europe (see report). She deleted her LinkedIn profile and vanished.
An extensive thread on Forex Peace Army (FPA), established in 2020, brought established a link between CySEC-regulated K-DNA Financial Services, now part of the FTX Group, to the infamous Lau Scheme that has operated a variety of fraudulent binary options brands.
Moreover, when FTX acquired K-DNA Financial Services, the company already had a history of broker scams. According to a report in the Times of Israel, funds stolen from customers via binary options scams were transferred to K-DNA Financial Services. One of these binary options fraud schemes was operated by the Israeli UTrade Premium Services Ltd, owned by the Israeli Aviv Talmor. At that time, Martha Lambrianou was already working for the company.
Allegedly, K-DNA Financial Services was formerly owned by Israeli businessmen Daniel Azougy and Asher Afriat. It would be very interesting to know how much money the former owners of FTX received. We are sure that it was in the millions.
CySEC has already suspended the license of FTX (EU) Ltd d/b/a FTX Europe.
If you have information about FTX, K-DNA Financial Services, or the individuals acting on it, please let us know through our whistleblower system, Whistle42.