Scott ‘Kap’ Kapun, Creator and Founder of crypto project Arsenal NFT, sat down with us for a special tell-all about his personal and professional life.
When we asked him to tell us a little bit about Arsenal NFT, this was his response:
“Arsenal NFT was born from the current and reasonable disdain for all the ‘crypto rug pulls’ and scams,” Kapun explained. “I wanted to build a project for the crypto community that they could trust. One they could utilize worry-free. Nobody wants to lose their hard-earned money, especially when they are implicitly attempting to make more money out of that money. As a victim of rug-pulling myself, this project and its credibility are of the utmost importance to me.”
It doesn’t get much better than that: A genuine cause to help others grow wealth along with him. Come with us as we deep dive into Kapun’s routines.
A Day in The Life
Kapun starts each day with a smoothie mix of berries, kale, raw meal, and cocoa, choosing to fuel his day before sitting down to prioritize the rest of his day. He makes an old-fashioned list (handwritten) and gets to work. What does Kapun do during his breaks?
“In between working on said [work tasks], I’m always brainstorming ideas I have for my current project and potential future projects/ideas,” he said.
Idea Burgeoning: The How
Kapun brings ideas to life by constantly brainstorming and keeping his mind ‘constantly in motion.’
“If I feel an idea has merit and needs to be expanded upon, I immediately jot it down on paper,” he said. After some rough sketching on paper, I move straight to diagramming, where I can visually map out work flows, logic, and all aspects of the idea.”
The clarity this process brings gives Kapun a game plan with which to move forward into the implementation stage.
Our favorite piece of advice from this crypto allstar is to “Stay focused on the task at hand and not waste time on trivial things and activities that will not help you achieve your goals.” So simple, and so true. There are no ‘secret tricks’ in this guy’s playbook.
To our younger readers, we would like to share Kapun’s advice to his own younger self.
When asked what he would tell a young Kapun, he said, “Read, learn, think, repeat. Knowledge is power! Absorb as much as you can, while you can! You never know what thoughts and ideas might lead to an even greater thought or idea! Never give up.”
Kapun believes in pushing through self doubt, going so far as to say to ‘Never doubt yourself.’ He praises those who have faith in their ideas and visions, knows it is okay to accept or even ask for constructive criticism, and holds fast to his beliefs.
“Never let anyone talk you out of something you believe in because they don’t think it will work,” he said.
Kapun grew his business due to his innate skill of being a people person. He loves new conversations and discussing new ideas with anyone and everyone, and claims this habit has garnered him tons of word-of-mouth business.
Additionally, Kapun favors Lucid Charts, an application that keeps his ideas and logic in visual form so that he can come back to it at any time and understand where he left off.
“Lucid Charts makes the communication of new ideas way easier than trying to draw it on a damp cocktail napkin with a dying pen,” he joked.
Business growth, especially in the startup and crypto fields, is about riding the highs and weathering the lows.
“As a crypto day trader and DeFi investor, I recently lost $80K in the Arbix rug pull fiasco,” he admitted. “Although it truly stung, this disaster had a silver lining: It inspired me to found Arsenal NFT.”
Kapun was exhausted. Tired of feeling that he had no control over his money and trusting anonymous developers, Arsenal NFT was his answer for anyone feeling the same way.
Fun Stuff: Trends and More
Kapun is excited by the DeFi (decentralized finance) trend, saying, “There are a slew of DeFi applications that I think add phenomenal value to the crypto community! Most certainly looking forward to what the future holds as the space expands.”
For a curveball, we wanted Kapun to tell us something he knows to be true that most people disagree with him about. His answer?
“A slew of decentralized finance applications are simple ponzi/pyramid schemes that rely on new investors to support the previous investors. The ridiculously high APYs offered in DeFi are unsustainable. Token burning and taxing those that are part of the ecosystem are not the answer to sustain inordinate APYs! I will catch some flack for that one, but somebody had to say it — which I’ve done before and will do again!”
The ultimate cool guy, Kapun is into gadgets too, recently purchasing a Home Kit-compatible ceiling fan that he can control with his Siri Home Pod — and it has us wondering if we need to install entire Home Kits…
About Scott ‘Kap’ Kapun
Scott ‘Kap’ Kapun is the creator, owner, and project lead at Arsenal NFT. He has over eight years experience in network engineering and over a decade in cryptocurrencies. His goal is to change the way Crypto/Defi projects interact with their communities while providing the tools and groundwork for all who participate to earn passive income from the Arsenal NFT Ecosystem. For more information on how to qualify for free NFT’s, please visit https://arsenalnft.org/
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