Today we’d like to introduce you to Capone Vega.
Hi Capone, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
Back in 2016, I had no job, no savings, and no direction. I come from a household and community where you save money, not invest it. There is no financial education system. I began flipping merch from brands like Supreme, Nike, and Adidas. Reselling and investing in everything, from clothing to concert tickets, electronics, and more. Through these flips, I would finally be able to afford to invest in crypto and stocks.
In 2018, I successfully launched a Twitter page (@FamiliaLinks) with the intention of helping entrepreneurs learn the ins & outs of the resell & investment game. For 3 years, I’ve successfully managed and maintained Familia Links through Discord, along with my business partner, Skeezy.
In January of 2021, I first learned of the existence of NFTs. My mind was instantly blown away by the potential of this technology. I invested in NBA Topshot, Veve, Upland, and many more NFT projects immediately and as much as I could afford. In March of 2021, I successfully launched a Twitter page (@NFTupdate) with the intentions of spreading awareness, educating, and onboarding all people into the NFT space.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The road has been anything but smooth. I’ve had to essentially do everything myself, with the exception of my business partner, Skeezy.
From being a dropout with no savings to giving financial advice to people with master’s degrees. It’s all really surreal. In any other field or industry, they would ask me for my resume. On the internet, the only thing that matters is how you carry yourself. However, I’ve been struggling with lack of resources my entire life.
This whole year I’ve been battling medical issues that effective my physical day-to-day activity. I’ve gotten interviewed by Gary Vee and then didn’t get the job. I’ve had hundreds of influencers come into the NFT space, and copy and paste my tweets, which is easily provable. They use their influence to control the narrative and take the spotlight.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about Familia Links/NFTupdate?
We have the best community. And this is something we built upon back in 2018. The rest of the world is just catching up.
What makes you happy?
What makes me happy is being able to impact people in a positive way and empowering entrepreneurs. This gives me the purpose that we all seek.
- Familia Links: $50 / month
- NFTUpdate: Free 🙂
- Email: DiscoverNFTs@gmail.com
- Twitter: Twitter.com/CaponeOfFamilia
- Instagram: instagram.com/CaponeOfFamilia