Niklas Nikolajsen von Karlshof

Founder, former Chairman & current Honorary Chairman (without function in a governing body)
Denmark Zug

Niklas Nikolajsen von Karlshof founded Bitcoin Suisse AG in mid-2013. Niklas has a background of more than 15 years as a professional software architect & software developer, primarily in the financial , manufacturing and public sectors.

In 2010 after discovering Bitcoin, he became one of the early adopters, investors and proponents of crypto assets. In 2011 he moved from Denmark to Switzerland and worked for a major Swiss financial institution, as a consultant – until he founded Bitcoin Suisse AG in 2013, together with partners. He served as CEO of the company until the end of 2017 and subsequently as Chairman of the Board of Directors until the end of 2021. He no longer holds a function in a governing body.

Besides being a pioneer in the crypto-financial services industry, Niklas Nikolajsen has been named to the prestigious list of Top 100 Bankers in Switzerland by BILANZ Magazine four times.

Niklas Nikolajsen holds a degree in computer science from the Copenhagen Business School. He is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of the Swiss crypto-financial sector, having founded the first Swiss company in this space.

Professional History

  • 1547557557113

    Founder and Chairman

    Bitcoin Suisse AG Nov. 2017 - Dec. 2021
  • 1547557557113

    Founder and CEO

    Bitcoin Suisse AG Aug. 2013 - Nov. 2017
  • 1519912585043

    Senior Technical Consultant

    ec4u expert consulting AG Jan. 2012 - Jan. 2014

Educational History

  • CBS

    Bachelor in Computer Science

    Copenhagen Business School 1996 - 1999
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