If you’re on this page, you’re here about Darknet markets, and let me tell you, you’ve landed exactly where you should’ve.
I aim to make this piece the most detailed, through article on the internet about any and everything related to Darknetmarkets, you won’t ever have to look anywhere else or go home with any iota of doubt left as far as these markets are concerned, that’s a promise.
Before jumping in with both feet, here’s what I aim to cover in this piece:
- What is a Darknet Market?
- Trusted Darknet Markets Links List
- How to secure yourselves before using a Darknet market?
- How to access these black market websites?
- Some most popular markets with their links and description.
- How to secure yourselves while using these deep web markets?
- How to verify a seller’s creditability on these markets?
- How to securely receive products using Darknet markets?
- Effect of Bitcoin /cryptocurrency on Dark net markets.
- Legal Aspects of using the Darknet markets –What’s legal and what’s illegal.
- Crazy facts about the deepweb markets.
Did I leave anything out? I hope not.
Before starting, let me just declare that this article is purely and solely for educational and research purposes only, if you intend to use the deep web markets or anything in this guide for any illegal or illicit activities, it’ll be completely and solely your own responsibility.
Anyway let’s get started.
What is a Darknet Market? – Complete Introduction
Some of you reading this piece already know what Darknetmarkets are, for those who just heard the word somewhere and are new to the term here’s the answer.
These markets are basically e-commerce websites, similar to Amazon or Ebay, with the only difference that over here you’ll find anything and everything that you won’t find in the real-world markets or things which are illegal.
So basically it’s like an Ebay for underground, illegal things. Even though markets are primarily dominated by “Drugs”, you can find just about every other thing such as Guns, Hacked credit cards, hacked software etc over there as well.
The reason why they’re called “Darknet markets” is because of the nature of the products available over there, these markets can’t exist on the clearnet (the general internet which we use).
As the clearnet is easily traceable and will land the owner of these markets, the vendors and the buyers as well in jail.
So, these markets exist on the onion network, which is also roughly categorised as the dark web, actually it’s just a network which is anonymous and decentralized, hence websites on the network can’t be traced or regulated by the government.
So because these markets exist on the Darknet (onion network), they are called Darknet markets.
Also, these markets do not have a general “something.com” URL, rather an onion URL which is something like http://deepweb2teloq5cl.onion/ (our deep web URL).
Now you’ve got an idea of what these markets are, let’s answer another very important question related to the same.
Trusted Darknet Markets Links List
Without darknet markets links, this blog is not complete, after brief introduction of darkweb marketplace, you should know what major darknet stores you can find on the deep web, here I listed some major onion store links that you may try to explore but before try to visit listed marketplace links, you need to follow all security rules. If you are already aware these security rules then you are ready to visit listed links otherwise first read below given step by step guide.
Quick security tips for an overview:
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2). Run you Tor browser, and also check your browser Java Script setting. If both steps are done, you can access anyone marketplace which you like.
If you are not understand given 2 steps process then don’t penic, I have complete step by step guide article where I defined how to access the deep web anonymously with double layer security or you can further read this article.
|Ratings||Darknet Markets||Markets Links||Features||Rating||Uptime|
|http://t3e6ly3uoif4zcw2.onion/||Registration: Open |
2FA: YES, PGP
|http://empiremktxgjovhm.onion/||Registration: Open |
2FA: YES, PGP
|http://wallstyizjhkrvmj.onion||Registration: Open |
2FA: YES, PGP
|http://tochka3evlj3sxdv.onion||Registration: Open |
|http://254iloft5cheh2y2.onion||Registration: Open |
House Of Lions
|http://leomarketjdridoo.onion||Registration: Open |
|http://25cs4ammearqrw4e.onion||Registration: Open |
|http://zocaloczzecchoaa.onion||Registration: Open |
|http://trdealmgn4uvm42g.onion||Registration: Open |
|http://oasisnvwltxvmqqz.onion||Registration: Open |
|http://spr3udtjiegxevzt.onion||Registration: Open |
|http://tdetox4obdz62tri.onion||Registration: Open |
|http://acropol4ti6ytzeh.onion||Registration: Open |
Silk Road 3.0
|http://reloadedudjtjvxr.onion||Registration: Open |
|http://outfor6jwcztwbpd.onion||Registration: Open |
How to Secure Yourselves Before Using these Deep Web Markets?
You need to be security and anonymity-conscious while accessing these markets, and the process of doing so begins much before you type the URL for any of these markets on your browser.
The very first step of yours should be to install an Anonymous Operating system. Basically general operating systems such as Windows 7 or 10 track all your online and offline activities thoroughly.
Note that it’s optional, the other security measures I’ve discussed below are enough to let you use the deep web marketplaces safely, but still the OS is a great addition which you can and should use.
Here’s a complete guide on those free, anonymous, decentralized operating systems.
Next, you need to install the Tor browser on your computers. The Tor browser is abbreviation for “The Onion Router”, and it basically is a browser which lets you browse sites on the onion network (general browsers such as Mozilla / Chrome do not).
Tor is an independent, open-source project which is run by volunteers. Even though it’s a browser, it’s an advanced one capable of keeping your identity on the web pretty safe.
It does so by bouncing your web trails via a number of Tor nodes, so your stalkers or anyone else can’t determine your real location, your identity, or the websites you visit.
Also, because it uses a new entry and exit node for every action outside a 10-minute frame, so it’s like your previous actions get disconnected every 10 minutes and no one can connect those actions to your newer actions ever.
Even websites generally collect data about your past and future actions on the web before and after visiting any particular site, but they can’t do so with Tor browser installed.
So yes, get Tor before doing anything else if you’re serious about this whole deep web exploring.
But you’re not done yet, Tor is great, but it’s not “enough” as the browser honestly mentions when you first launch it.
So in addition to Tor, you’ll also need a VPN. A VPN is the abbreviation for “Virtual Private Network”. Too complicated? I get it.
It’s basically a software which “masks” your IP address, and assigns you a new one. The IP address is what’s used to track you, and your activities from the internet to your real life identity.
So if your actual IP address isn’t visible, and rather a second IP address, which doesn’t lead to you is, in that case there’s no evidence of anything ever leading back to you.
Although you need to make sure you’re really using the best VPN services available, or else if it’s not good enough, the VPN may leak your real IP address, or it may keep logs all of which will eventually jeopardise your existence.
So the two things this section teach you are:
- Get Tor browser (it’s free).
- Get NordVPN (or any other VPN of your choice in case you don’t get Nord, but get a VPN).
So by now I’ve made it pretty clear what the Darknet markets are, and what you need to do before accessing them to keep yourselves safe, now let’s take a look at how you should finally access these forbidden market.
How to Access the Deep Web Marketplaces?
As I explained earlier, these marketplaces are not on the clearnet rather on the onion network.
And the onion network websites have a .onion extension, instead of .com. Because of this, you can’t simply type their URLs on your general browsers and expect them to open up.
The second problem with these marketplaces is their URLs generally aren’t easy to remember and are made up of random bunches of alphabets and numbers.
So you can’t access them, unless you know the exact URL.
And last but not the least, established marketplaces have an “invite only” feature so you can only join them if you’ve got a valid invite. (Worry not, I’ve got answer to each problem in this piece).
The first problem of them being on the onion network is solved using Tor browser, simply installing Tor is enough to start accessing .onion links as it’s a browser made with that very purpose.
I believe you’ve downloaded Tor from the above link? After the download is complete, installing Tor is extremely easy, you can install it just like installing any other game or software (despite its advanced features, you don’t need rocket science to install it).
Once you’ve got the browser, you need URLs to visit, don’t you? There are quite a few options how you can get your hands on those.
The easiest ones for you would be to visit our page on Darknet market links page, over there we’ve listed every single deep web market that you can and should access along with complete, detailed reviews.
Secondly, you can use top links directory where you can find links to over 1000 deep web sites, simply click on the below given links using Tor browser, and they should open right up.
- 1000+ Active Deep Web Links 2018
- 23 Illegal Websites – You Won’t Believe What They’re Selling!
- 30 Best Tor Sites for Any and Everything you’ll Ever Need!
- 10 Best Deep Web Hacker Forums
Third, you can use a Hidden search engine such as Torch to directly search for Darknet markets on the deep web.
Or finally, you can use Reddit, there are a lot of sub-reddits for deep web marketplaces on Reddit, along with invite codes which you can use to access these markets.
Some Popular Darknet Markets
Considering how this piece is intended for Darknet markets solely, here are some most popular ones you can start exploring right away.
a. Dream Market
Although the reason why I listed it at #1 in this list is because it went down quite a few times in the last couple months and users are sceptical about it.
Anyway, as one of the oldest Darknet markets around, they’ve got quite an idea about security measures required, and hence support a wide range of features including 2Factor authentication, PIN, PGP encryption, and a reputed Escrow system.
They have the largest vendor and buyer base as of now, but for now they’re still limited to only “Bitcoins” which is probably the only drawback I can come up with for the marketplace.
You can read a detailed Dream Market review here.
b. Empire Market
As for layout and user interface, most ex-Alphabay users would agree that it’s almost a clone. Although they seem to have coded the whole thing from scratch according to their press release.
As it’s quite new, number of products is pretty limited and is just around 1400, but even then its “drugs” categories should satisfy most of your needs.
Although it totally has amped up its security features, offering PGP encryption, 2Factor authentication, Escrow, Mnemonic codes, and a 6 digit PIN as well.
Here’s a complete Empire Market review should you choose to read it.
c. Wall Street Market
It has around 4,000 products, and supports advanced security features such as MultiSig as well a 2 factor authentication.
No invite is needed to join Wallstreet market, and it’s quite feature rich, especially when it comes to drugs or digital goods.
It also supports PGP, as well has a secure Escrow system. So all in all, it’s a good place to start.
You can read a complete, detailed Wallstreet Market review here.
So hey, I’ve covered the stepping stones by now, and the above sources along with the three direct marketplaces I’ve listed should definitely get you started.
So now, let’s work on something more hardcore, like securing yourselves “on” those marketplaces? Like securing your account and stuff?
How to Secure Yourselves on these Marketplaces?
All of these marketplaces need you to signup. So you need to make sure your identity is as safe and anonymous as humanly possible.
The very first precaution which you should take, is don’t use your real name during signup (obviously). But also make sure that the username which you use, isn’t a match for “anything” you’ve used previously. Not even something like “Dark monster” if you’ve ever used it on any social network, job board or anywhere else.
In short, keep it extremely unique, and exclusive. Something totally disconnected to you. If you’re a boy “pinkgirl720” is one of the possible examples.
Secondly, don’t ever access any marketplace without a VPN. Simply using TOR isn’t safe enough.
Third, you need to secure your account, so make sure you enable 2 factor authentication via PGP encryption on your accounts if it’s available. PGP authentication is basically a “secret key” which only you have, and it validates your identity for the marketplace.
In other words, even if your password is compromised, your account won’t be. Here’s a complete guide on how to use PGP.
After PGP is set, make sure you use a “PIN”, most deep web marketplaces allow you to use a PIN, it basically makes sure that no serious action on your account such as funds withdrawal, or ordering of something without your approval happens.
Finally, never send any text, or addresses to the vendors unencrypted and always use PGP encryption to encrypt your texts.
I believe the above steps should keep you safe enough, now let’s move on to another aspect you need to pay attention to while using a Tor black market.
How to Verify a Seller’s Creditability on a Tor Marketplace?
A very serious concern for Darknet markets is “seller creditability”. Considering how it’s a black market and for illegal products, you can’t exactly go to the cops if things go wrong, and they do quite often.
So before buying something, you need to be absolutely sure of the seller’s previous reputation and records.
Luckily, verifying the same is easy, for most marketplaces atleast. You can simply click on the name of the sellers, and in most cases profile description like the following screenshot shows up for the seller.
(The above image is from Alphabay, but the metrics are almost the same for every other marketplace).
Now some metrics may vary depending on the marketplace, for e.g. “trust level” / “vendor level” etc, but what you need to pay attention to are metrics such as:
- Member since.
- Total order delivered (the higher the amount, the more trusted the vendor is).
- Total disputes. (The more disputes, the less trusted the vendor would be).
- Positive / Negative / Neutral reviews.
- Read real human reviews for the sellers on the profiles as well, these can’t be deleted by the sellers and hence reflect his/her true colours transparently.
Also manually, you can try ordering a small quantity of product for the first time, once that gets delivered successfully to you without any glitches, you can order the remaining quantity or number of items you need.
Another option is to check the “vendor bond” of the marketplace, Vendor bond is the amount any user has to pay before he can become a “vendor”, sites with higher vendor bonds normally have more trusted vendors as not everyone can match the bond amount.
But for most users, checking the profile statistics would work.
So hey, I’ve covered nearly everything that there is to these marketplaces, but one important, probably most important aspect is still left out, so let’s get it over with.
How to Securely Receive Products from Deep Web Markets?
All the info above would only be helpful, if you’re successful in ordering a product safely, isn’t that right?
Well, there are certain things you need to take care of even before ordering something.
First, make sure you’ve bought Bitcoins (or any other cryptocurrency used for buying products) anonymously. Although it’s not mandatory.
But, it’s mandatory to “Wash/mix/tumble” the Bitcoins before sending it to the Darknet markets. Washing is the process or basically mixing your Bitcoins with many other different coins and/or transactions so ultimately the coins which come out, can’t be linked in any way to the coins which went in.
So, even if you used your credit card or bank to buy Bitcoins, it can’t be linked back to you.
Here’s a list of Bitcoin tumbling services you can use to mix your Bitcoins.
Anyway, send the Bitcoins after tumbling them to the marketplaces and make the purchase, but the problem arises when you’ve to provide the shipping address, right?
As I said earlier, first make sure you’re using PGP encryption to pass on the address. Secondly, feel free to use your real address and name so that you actually get the delivery.
It’s safe, if you used all the precautions listed above, there’s no way the “order” could be linked back to you, neither the account, nor the Bitcoins used to purchase can be traced back to you.
So as far as anyone who questions you is concerned, you’ve got no idea why an anonymous parcel arrived at your doorstep, anyone could’ve ordered anything and used your address, right? Not your fault.
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Should you Choose other CryptoCurrencies over Bitcoin on the Deep Web?
Bitcoin existed on the deep web much (much) before it became mainstream. Infact, it was, and still is the primary currency used to buy and sell products over there because it can’t be traced.
But, in recent times due to Bitcoin’s high prices and heavy blockchain activity, the Bitcoin transaction fee and time required has gone significantly up.
Infact a minimum of $12-15 USD is required as a transaction fee for Bitcoin, which isn’t that negligible to be honest, and that’s the reason why most Darknet markets have started adopting other cyptocurrencies as their mode of payment.
Note that, these other cryptocurrencies may be faster and cheaper than Bitcoin, but they aren’t guaranteed to be as anonymous and decentralized as Bitcoin is, so if you can afford it, Bitcoin should always be your first choice for the Darknet markets.
Legal Aspects of using the Darknet Markets
Finally let’s talk about the Elephant in the room, the one issue you all have got in the back of your heads.
Is using these deep web markets illegal?
Well, “using” may mean a lot of things. For e.g. simply “browsing” or “registering” on these Deep web links isn’t illegal.
You can’t be tried or punished for being on one of these best Tor sites (the markets), but the fact that you access them may be used in any other cases against you to influence a Jury or Judge’s decision.
So bottomline? Don’t get caught, or better yet, don’t get involved to begin with.
Crazy Facts about Darknet Markets
Hey, we’ve been serious for quite some time now, let me lighten up the mood a bit before bidding adieu to you gentle folks?
It doesn’t seem so, but do you know the clearnet only occupies less than 1% of the real internet! The other 99% is dominated by the Deep web!
Again, these marketplaces are a Billion dollar market, Even though their fee is considerably low. Alphabay’s late founder Alexandar was worth well over $20 million at the time of his death, so yeah money flows!
Don’t creep out but yes it’s true that you can hire “contract killers” on these markets! And pretty cheap for that matter. It’s scary how some Bitcoins and a photo can get someone in the grave, isn’t it?
Also, it’s not only limited to weapons and drugs, Adult stuff, even stuff like “child spirit” from miscarriages and abortions is sold! (What?) Yeah!
Final Words on Darknet Markets
I’ve covered everything from the very basics of installing Tor, to purchasing and ordering stuff anonymously, and that’s pretty much everything, isn’t it?
I wouldn’t stretch it any further, just let me know if I left any points, or if you’ve still got questions left, I promise I’ll answer every single one of them.
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