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Press Release: Coinify’s Mark Højgaard becomes the first Danish Forbes Finance Council member

Forbes Finance Council is an Invitation-Only Community for Executives in Accounting, Financial Planning, Wealth and Asset Management and Investment Firms

Copenhagen (October 21, 2016) — Mark Højgaard, CEO and Co-Founder of the largest European Blockchain currency broker and payment processor Coinify, is the first Dane to be offered a membership at the Forbes Finance Council, an invitation-only community for executives in accounting, financial planning, wealth and asset management, and investment firms.


Mark Højgaard joins other hand-selected Forbes Finance Council members to become part of a curated network of successful peers and get access to a variety of exclusive benefits and resources. Forbes Council combines an innovative, high-touch approach to community management perfected by the team behind Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) with the extensive resources and global reach of Forbes. As a result, Forbes Council members get access to the people, benefits and expertise they need to grow their businesses — and a dedicated member concierge who acts as an extension of their own team, providing personalized one-on-one support.


Mark Højgaard says, “Being invited to Forbes Finance Council is a great honor and accomplishment for me, both as a person and as Coinify CEO.For over a decade, I have been pioneering the payments industry across Europe and Middle East and now I lead the blockchain payments company Coinify. We are innovating the global fintech scene with help of one of the greatest disruptive technologies, blockchain. It is great to see that our efforts not only to mainstream the use of cryptocurrencies among individuals, but also to understand their potential for traditional financial institutions receive recognition and open the door for this opportunity. I look forward to enjoying the benefits of this expert community as well as contributing to it.”


Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, says, “We are honored to welcome Mark Højgaard into the community. Our mission with Forbes Councils is to curate successful professionals from every industry, creating a vetted, social capital-driven network that helps every member make an even greater impact on the business world.”



About Forbes Councils

Forbes partnered with the founders of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) to launch Forbes Councils, invitation-only communities for world-class business professionals in a variety of industries. Members, who are hand-selected by each Council’s community team, receive personalized introductions to each other based on their specific needs and gain access to a wide range of business benefits and services, including best-in-class concierge teams, personalized connections, peer-to-peer learning, a business services marketplace, and the opportunity to share thought leadership content on For more information about Forbes Finance Council, visit To learn more about Forbes Councils, visit

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About Coinify

Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, Coinify ApS operate as a blockchain payment service provider (bPSP) with focus on extending blockchain currency payment processing and trading services to merchants and consumers respectively. Coinify serve global Payment Service Providers, online businesses, physical shops, and individuals. The company incorporated in 2014 and is backed by a multi million dollar injection from SEED Capital Denmark, SEB Venture Capital and Accelerace. With experience in working with digital currencies since 2010, the Coinify team has strong backgrounds in payments, finance, risk, e­commerce, and compliance areas. Coinify dominate the European market and are continuously expanding into Asian and global markets. The company was named ‘Emerging Star’ in Fintech 100 (an initiative by KPMG and H2Ventures); was elected part of the ‘European FinTech Top 100’, won the IFM Award for ‘Best Electronic Payment Solution’ and GFAB Mag Award for ‘Best Payment Solutions Provider Company Denmark 2016’. Visit for more information.

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Forbes Finance Council conducted an interview with Mark Højgaard to profile him as a new member and share his advice. Read the interview here.

Are National Currencies Headed To The Blockchain? Read Mark’s thought leadership article for the Forbes Finance Council.