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Frank Rotman

It’s widely believed that “grit” is one of the most important characteristics of successful people.

After 8 months in the web3 space I have a view that many of the problems in the NFT ecosystem are directly attributable to a lack of grit.

A few controversial thoughts: 🧵👇

July 6, 2022

Frank Rotman

If you’re an investor in stocks, crypto or NFTs, you’ve probably heard the word “alpha” thrown around.

What is it and does it really exist?

A few thoughts on “alpha” and a specific type of “alpha” that's been used to generate outsized returns. 🧵👇

May 24, 2022

Frank Rotman

Have you ever used a product and wondered how the business behind it is making money?

The answer should be obvious for financial products so when it’s a mystery you better watch out.

Here’s why this matters in #crypto and #DeFi in particular: 🧵👇

May 18, 2022

Frank Rotman

I’m struggling to understand the value of “buying land in the Metaverse”. I’m not for or against it (yet). I’m just trying to understand it.

Calling on the web3 community to help me wrap my head around the concept. A few thoughts: 🧵👇

April 27, 2022

Frank Rotman

Web2 companies start with product.

Web3 companies start with community.

Why building community first is a powerful strategy: 🧵👇

April 7, 2022

Frank Rotman

A crypto mortgage? Is it possible? 🤨

Web3’s potential has been building for years as it aims to correct major flaws with web2 constructs.

But for many ideas, web3 Founders might have to build web2.5 versions first.

Crypto mortgages fall into this camp: 👇🧵

March 19, 2022

Frank Rotman

I’ve been spending a lot of time interacting with “base of the pyramid” buyers of NFTs in Discord groups, Spaces sessions and 1:1 conversations.

Across people and projects I’m hearing a strikingly similar narrative.

Here’s why I believe the NFT phenomenon is what it is today.👇

February 17, 2022

Frank Rotman

Being new to crypto means making costly mistakes.

I’m not scared to share 11 of the mistakes I’ve made along the way.

Please cry with me: 🧵👇

February 12, 2022

Frank Rotman

The Web3 community embraced my thread on the “House Money Effect”.

I’ve now seen something else that the community will appreciate: “Becoming Velocitized”.

A few thoughts on velocitization (what it is and why it matters):

January 31, 2022