Change Status Quo - become a Pioneer, Define a Better World Order & Support a Great Cause

Arctic Exchange – Become a Pioneer

Greenland is the New Frontier, where the country´s resources are plentiful and up for exploitation, for big multinationals and for Big Power Nations – it´s time to rearrange the world order, where Greenland´s first settlers – the Greenlanders, who live in balance with nature and has a great history of balanced utilization of their natural resources, get the means to develop their own country, without giving in for big politics and big money…

About Greenland

Greenland is the 12th biggest country in the world and the world´s biggest island where 81% is covered by ice. The total population is just about 56,000 and the population density is the lowest in the world. Counting the ice-free areas only with a mere 0.3 persons per square kilometers.

Most of the population lives on the southern west coast. This includes the capital Nuuk with 18,000 inhabitants. Greenland has its own national flag and issues its own stamps. Danish Kroner (DKK) is legal tender.

Greenland is also one of the world´s most inaccessible countries. It is not only difficult to access for the outside world, but also domestically, as each town is isolated from the other with no connecting roads/land infrastructure – so you either fly or sail between cities and settlements.

This has resulted in Greenland investing heavily in digital infrastructure to arguably become the world´s most digitally advanced country. 97% of the population have one or more desktop/laptop, tablets or smartphones and 92% of the population have access to the Internet. 58% of the population accesses the Internet from their smartphone every single day and 65% of the population prefers communicating electronically with the public.

Greenland is geographically located on the North American continent. In terms of geopolitics, however, it is a part of Europe. Greenland is a self-governing country within the Kingdom of Denmark, which also includes the Faroe Islands.

Road to independence

Greenland was colonized by Denmark in 1721, and became a natural part of Denmark in 1953, got its Home Rule in 1979, in 1985 Greenland left the EU and Self-rule was established in 2009. The next natural and historical step is to become an independent nation.

Today, Greenland is acquiring an increasingly international outlook in terms of politics and business towards its adventure of becoming a fully selfsustained economy and nation.

The GDP is approx. USD 2.5b. The yearly block grant from Denmark amounts to USD 560m, which covers half of the governments yearly fiscal budget. The road to independence starts with boosting the national economy in varies sectors to counteract the size of the block grant. Today Greenland rely soly on the fishery sector, which contributes with 90-95% of the country´s export revenues. Arctic Exchange are building another revenue stream for the country, to build on…

Become a Pioneer and Move Greenland Forward

Arctic Exchange helps you Pioneering for a Better and Newer World Order, where sustainability and value-based development is centered, in a time where the Greenland inland icecap is melting away because of Global Warming - the late effects from the development in the “Industrialized World”.

We´re paying our TAXES

(We´re doing our part…)

Being a Pioneer is supporting the Arctic Exchange, that are supporting the development within Greenland, through both paying it´s company taxes on 30% and paying income tax on 42% (both salary taxes and dividend taxes are 42%), which will give an ongoing contribution to the country´s development on 60 cents on each dollar earned!

Greenland Digital Technology Association

I addition to the normal contribution to society through the taxation schemes, Arctic Exchange has decided to support GDTA (Greenland Digital Technology Association) proactively identify, introduce and promote digital/tech based projects from Greenland, to secure further growth within the private sector to help Move Greenland Forward within this sector. This will be done by allocate 10% of the revenues from the Exchange to the Association to support the cause.

About Arctic Exchange

Arctic Exchange is a Greenland based company, with it's head office in Nuuk (the Capital), and thereby fully integrated in the local community, reaching out to the world population with an offer to become a real pioneer by defining a new world order and supporting a good cause by helping...

We´re all about sustainability

We are living in a fast-growing world while we are facing a big transformation taking place in front of our eyes. This catalyzed development is happening without any consideration to the old teachings about sustainable living of the natural resources. Europe is an example on how...

Arctic Exchange Vision

The vision of the Arctic Exchange ApS company is to build up a strong platform for a global community based on blockchain technologies. We want to bring a new income stream to the government of Greenland to help leading Greenland towards an independent nation...

Partnerships & Collaborations


Svend Hardenberg

About Svend

Svend is a native Greenlander, born in 1969 and raised in Nuuk. He took a master’s degree in business economics and have mainly working with infrastructure and big projects to impact society in a positive way.

Svend is a farther to 3 children (on 19, 13 & 11 years) and husband to the most renowned contemporary artist in Greenland, that has been working within the Crossfield of identity, culture, postcolonialism etc. He´s also a keen skier, fat-biker, hunter and crossfit´er. He just opened a coffee roastery in Nuuk, with a couple of friends, because the coffee that is available in the city wasn´t fresh enough.


  • Permanent Secretary, Premiers Office, Greenland Government
  • CEO, Qaasuitsup Municipality, Greenland
  • CEO, LinKS Advice, Denmark
  • CEO, Nukissiorfiit, National Energy Company, Greenland
  • Chairman of Greenland Development A/S, Greenland
  • Member of the Board, Tele Greenland A/S, Greenland

He has currently the following positions:

  • CEO, Mannvit ApS, Greenland
  • CEO, Kaffivik ApS, Greenland
  • Chairman, Arctic Exchange ApS, Greenland
  • Chairman, Sikumiut ApS, Greenland
  • Chairman, Greenland Invest ApS, Greenland
  • Chairman, Greenland Water Bank ApS, Greenland
  • Chairman, PV Green ApS, Greenland
Jimmy Courtland

About Jim

Jim is currently the CEO and founder of Outcome, a venture-backed, education finance startup. Prior to this role, Jim served as Head of Transformation for North America at BNP Paribas Asset Management. At BNP Paribas Asset Management, Jim was responsible for overseeing the North American implementation of a number of firm-wide organizational changes, including the reorganization of the firm from a multi-boutique model into a global model with unified business lines, the rebranding of the firm, the selection and implementation of a new operating platform and the creation and implementation of a strategic plan for expanding the commercial presence of BNPP AM in North America.  Before taking on a business management role within BNPP, Jim spent eight years as a Portfolio Manager within the Global Fixed Income team managing multi-asset portfolios, including global government bonds, corporates, structured securities and foreign exchange.


Jim has been actively involved in the tech space, serving as an advisor for a number of startups including Balloon, Inc., a social media platform, and AcordIQ, a fintech company building software solutions for asset managers.

Jim has a BA in economics and physics from the University of Virginia, where he was a Jefferson and Echols Scholar.  He is a graduate of the PLD executive management program at Harvard Business School and is a CFA Charterholder.


About JJ

Product strategist from 10 years of experience in Product Management and 8 years of Product Design across a series of organizations and teams.

I am a highly motivated cross platform product manager and an advocate for agile methodologies with a deep experience working both in and with large organizations and in startups. I have a passion for working on new products and strategies across users, designers, developers, analysts and leaders.

Born and raised in Greenland. I’ve been lucky to find my career path early (21) in project management and breaking barriers through product design. My natural interests led me on an international journey to start, close and complete software projects in Greenland, Denmark and NYC both in the consumer, enterprise and governmental spaces, eventually making me an experienced product strategist.


  • Let It Snow ApS - Co-founder, Product manager & Designer
  • Balloon Inc., Co-founder - Product manager & Designer
  • Government of Greenland - Project leader & Manager
  • TiuTiu ApS - Co-founder, Product manager & Sales
  • Reply ApS - CEO & Product manager
  • Sakkut - Chairman
  • GDTA - Chairman

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