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When Chris Matta wanted to buy a condo in Jersey City three years ago, he ran into a problem. 

Matta, 32, had just left a job as vice president at Goldman Sachs to start Crescent Crypto, a crypto asset management firm, and most of his net worth was tied up in Bitcoin and Ether. Although he was happy with career switch, when he wanted to buy real estate, banks like JP Morgan and Bank of America told him he couldn’t get a mortgage in part because of risky assets he owned. 

“I kind of got laughed off the phone,” Matta told Fortune.