Darknet Markets have seen a constant rise in the numbers of vendors and buyers regardless of many popular ones being seized. That been said, there exist hundreds of these Darknet Markets out there, how would one decide which marketplace to go with?
It matters because not all marketplaces share the same level of security, availability of products, ease of use, creditability, transparency or other features. Choosing the wrong market would make your cryptocurrency disappear faster than you can blink.
In answer to that very question, we’ve scribbled down this introductory piece on all the existing and functional Darknet markets that exist today.
But before getting onboard, I suspect not everyone of you knows how to access the Darknet markets, or the security precautions necessary before doing so, do you? So here’s a brief description of the same.
How to Access Darknet Markets?
These Darknet markets aren’t hosted on the clearnet and thus have a .onion extension rather than .com/.org/.net/.in etc. Because they are on the Onion network, they can’t be accessed with Google Chrome/ Mozilla Firefox or other conventional browsers.
Hence in order to access them, you need the Tor browser. It’s a web browser which can be used to browse .onion sites on the onion network.
It also routes your traffic via various nodes which makes your IP address invisible to the final destination you’re visiting, keeping you safe on these black market websites.
Darknet Markets Comparision Charts
Now you already aware about the best darknetmarkets, but still interested to know more about these stores, below I am presenting all dark web stores with a brief description. Let’s spend more info about these stores.
1. Dream Market
Darkweb Market Link: http://lchudifyeqm4ldjj.onion/
It’s probably the oldest and most well-stocked marketplace in existence today, here since 2013 which makes it 5 years old today. Registrations are currently open and free.
On the security front, it supports PGP/2FA and Multisig in addition to providing an Escrow service. Has a total of 125464 products, 42% of which are Drugs followed by Digital Goods and other services. Child Porn, Weapons, murder, rape, torture and Fentanyl banned.
Vendor bond is priced at 0.1BTC, refundable when account closed by the vendor. Needs 3 confirmations before a deposit is considered valid. Accepts Bitcoin, Monero as well as Bitcoin cash as the payment method.
Also provides for Vendor transparency publicly displaying their total sales/disputes/ratings and reviews from other users. Has a “Trusted Seller” seal helping buyers instantly chaff out the more trusted vendors from the less trusted ones.
2. WallStreet Market
Darkweb Market Link: http://wallstyizjhkrvmj.onion
A 2 year old Marketplace established in 2016. Currently accepting new registrations, it’s free. Even though it’s just 2year old, still has listed 11574 products as of today.
Has a “Top Vendor” section letting users directly get access to the most trusted and reputed vendors on the platform. Also has partnered up with DNM Avengers group to keep the community scam-free.
Has 486.3K customers and 3237 vendors as of today, growth of nearly 100% recorded quantitatively in the last 8months.
Primarily dominated by Drugs; though Jewellery, Carding-ware, Digital Goods etc. available as well. Does support PGP encryption, 2-factor authentication, and 2 of 3 Multisig. Has an Escrow as well.
Has three Vendor bonds at different prices; Basic, Pro and Trusted, privileges differ for each bond. Bitcoin and Monero are the currencies supported. Can be contacted via official Forum, or on the Official Dread link.
3. Empire Market
Darkweb Market Link: http://empiremktxgjovhm.onion/
Empire Market is the newest addition to the Darknet markets team. Being less than a year old it already has stirred up the industry and is gaining reputation.
It’s almost a replica of the former Darknet Market giant Alphabay. Although not to cheat or scam, but rather pays tribute to the fallen market and its former owner. Has 4066 products as of today, again dominated by Drugs although other categories too available.
Child Porn, Prostitution, and Murder services are banned, everything else seems to be allowed for now. Being a vendor costs just USD$100, although the bond is waived in case you prove your trust and reputation.
Started only with Litecoin, although accepts Bitcoin as well as Monero. Does support PGP in addition to a Withdrawal PIN, 2-factor authentication, and Multisig as well. Has an active forum with 1200+ members already.
Darkweb Market Link: http://jackykb5wa6ujhfn.onion/
Dr. Bob was founded less than 6 months ago, on 1st January 2018. It’s a Darknet market run by a single vendor with established reputation on Empire and WallStreet Market.
All communication between a buyer and Dr. Bob needs to be either encrypted using his private key or sent via one of the 2 self-destruct messaging services enlisted on the site, it’s mentioned ignoring this rule will lead to him ignoring the messages.
Also, all communications must go through a real, anonymous E-mail ID such as Protonmail. Exclusively a drugs marketplace with 13 products.
Ships worldwide and accepts only Bitcoin as the mode of payment. No refunds provided, although if the mistake is on the vendor’s part, or shipment lost and the buyer is inside the U.S, he does re-ship.
No Escrow, Multi-sig or 2-FA available, or required as it’s a single-admin site.
5. Tochka/Point Market
Darkweb Market Link: http://pointgg344ghbo2s.onion
Tochka Market founded in 2015 recently Rebranded themselves as Point Market, although the former official link is still working and is in sync with the new marketplace which verifies its not a phishing scam.
Registrations are currently open and free. Has 4270 products as of today, everything else allowed except Secret Govt. Documents / Porn / Life-threatening substances and Weapons.
Vendor account is absolutely free and doesn’t cost any money. PGP is mandatory for vendors, also recently added “Vendor verification” in order to keep or start selling on the marketplace. Vendor transparency exists along with a newly added “report” button to report scammers and/or frauds.
Accepts Bitcoin, Bitcoin cash and Ethereum. Does support PGP, 2-factor authentication as well as Multisig. Also has a 7-day Escrow in place.
6. Valhalla Market
Darkweb Market Link: http://valhallaxmn3fydu.onion
5 year old Marketplace; almost as old as Dream Market. Initially known as “Silkitie” and open only for Finnish citizen, went global in 2015.
Registrations are free, but “invite-only”. Invite can be obtained easily from forums and/or reddit. Very basic user-interface. Search-functionality too extremely limited without any filters.
Has 31,535 products as of today again Drugs being the most well-stocked category followed by Digital Goods, other categories have negligible listings.
Very expensive and hence trustable Vendor-bond of 1BTC required regardless of Bitcoin: USD price. Although it does waive the vendor bond if a vendor proves his credibility and trust on other established marketplaces.
Forces PGP encryption, also supports payment password (secondary password for withdrawals), 2-factor authentication, and Multisig. Escrow available. Independently vetted by security experts to be secure. Supports only Bitcoin as the payment method.
Darkweb Market Link: http://cavetord6bosm3sl.onion/
CaveTor is not just a Darknet market, but also a Forum, blog, photo-sharing site and everything else. On the very top it has “Products” and this section works as the Darknet market from where you can buy things you need.
Currently it has 134 products listed on the platform, which include Drugs, electronics, Financial services, Other shops and services. It also seems to allow weapons and porn on the market. Although child porn is banned.
There’s no inbuilt buying-selling feature, and rather it acts as a “board”. Buyers need to contact sellers via E-mail for the trade to go through. However It does provide for third-party Escrow where the CaveTor admin acts as the Escrow service and mediator for the trade
Apart from the shop section, the forum, message-board and even the Q&A section is used to buy and sell products. It has a porn gallery which is updated every now and then with free porn photos.
8. Black Mart
Darkweb Market Link: http://blackmarthw3vp7a.onion/
BlackMart is a Russian Darknet Market which primarily specializes in Drugs, although other products such as Finance and Security are available as well. Currently it has 3572 products enlisted on the marketplace Marijuana is the most well-stocked with 1173 products while Stimulants is at 405.
Other available drugs or narcotics are Cocaine, Empathogens, tablets, Psychedelics, Stamps etc. Payment can only be done via Bitcoins, and you need to use one of the exchangers on the platform to buy and transfer the Bitcoins.
The site being in Russian, it’s almost impossible for non-speakers to use the site and/or be sure of the security features or their availability. It does have a forum but that too is completely in Russian.
9. Midland City
Darkweb Market Link: http://midcity7ccxtrzhn.onion/
MidLand City seems to be established in the year 2016. Is was an exclusively drugs-only marketplace with 11 Drugs/Narcotics enlisted which include Benzos, Cannabis, Ecstacy, Opioids and Dissociatives.
It seems to be run by a single Vendor and currently has also included Paypal accounts, Credit Card dumps and other digital goods such as Porn accounts. Physical items are shipped only on Wednesdays, Mondays and Fridays.
They do ship worldwide. And do provide “tracking ID” along with “Express shipping” if needed at extra charges.
Escrow is available but only for orders within USA or Canada and if shipped with tracking ID/ Express shipping. No refunds are provided, but if order isn’t received and they can verify the fact, items are re-shipped.
Multisig or PGP aren’t available, and support can only be contacted via a Protonamil ID provided on the support page. Only Bitcoin accepted.
10. Berlusconi Market
Darkweb Market Link: http://hky3mzk3jtmd4zt4.onion/
Even though born quite recently and still an infant, it’s impressively well-stocked with as many as 14357 products already listed! Obviously Drugs acquiring over 50% of the real-estate with as many as 7024 individual listings.
Other products include Fraud, Digital Products, Security, Hosting, software, Jewels etc. Even weapons are allowed on the marketplace.
Supports Bitcoin, Monero and Litecoin. For security has a six-digit PIN as well as PGP encryption for communications and 2-Factor authentication available. No Bitcoin deposit required, and the marketplace just acts as an Escrow in real-time.
Vendor status can be acquired instantly via a one-time, non-refundable Bitcoin fee of 0.04688039 Bitcoin or by verifying your “trusted vendor” status on other popular Marketplaces. PGP mandatory in order to acquire Vendor status.
Also has 6 official Mirrors already online which can be used in case the primary URL is slow, or is being DDoSed. The interface is much better, cleaner and easier to understand than some of the marketplaces discussed above.
Darkweb Market Link: http://un62d2ywi33bho53.onion/
UnderMarket is a Darknet Market with a much different vision or business-model than any other market on this list. For starters, transparency is its prime-goal. Also, to eliminate all and any chances of exit-scams, they’ve got a “No registration or deposit required policy”.
Only the order-amount is needed to deposit at the time of ordering and that too is sent to Escrow instead of directly to the seller. They also provide 2 of 3 Multisig transactions and a newer Escrow 2.0
Currently they have 64 vendors and 484 product listings followed by 91412 buyer reviews. Considering fake reviews aside, they do seem to have made in the very least 50,000 successful transactions, probably more. The available products include Drugs, Carding, Paypal, electronics, etc.
Escrow 2.0 shows “Prep/ Delivery and Inspection” times, also vendors get specific time-frames to ship the products. Disputes are allowed both from Vendor as well as buyer ends.
Vendor registration is free, but the vendor has to pay 15% of every transaction from his/her sales.
Darkweb Market Link: http://vnjzhvm5gkctyldn.onion
BlackBooth also known as Open Baazar is again one of the most well-stocked but not much talked about Darknet Markets in the industry. It has total 29824 individual products listed on the marketplace.
The user-base too is impressive with 11,075 registered members. Almost any and all kinds of products are available on the marketplace, starting from decorative pins and Lemon tea to Cannabis and Drugs.
Categories aren’t classified well and are just listed as “Physical goods”, “Digital Goods” and “Services”. Although physical items is the most heavily stocked category with 25324 listings, followed by 3768 Digital and the rest listings as services.
It supports Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and ZCash as the mode of payments. Although some vendors also seem to accepts LTC, Monero or other Cryptocurrencies. Multisig, Escrow or PGP seem to be absent also the ordering system is slightly more complicated than normal markets.
14. Silk Road 3.1
Darkweb Market Link: http://silkroad7rn2puhj.onion
I don’t suppose Silk Road even needs an introduction? Even those who’ve never heard of any other Darknet markets, have heard of Silk road for sure. Although it’s not the same SilkRoad or run by the same team either as the one which was seized, the similarity is limited to the name.
The total number of listed products is well over 50,000 although there’s no classification or stat showing the exact number on the platform. Everything from Drugs, narcotics, digital goods to counterfeit items are available on the marketplace.
The only things not allowed are Child porn, rape videos, terrorism and Poison. It supports wide range of currencies including Bitcoin, Litecoin, Monero, as well as Ethereum.
There are two Vendor plans, the normal vendor account costs USD $200 with all the privileges, while there’s an autoshop-only vendor account worth USD $50 which lets you sell only on the autoshop. This fee is non-refundable.
It also supports “Stealth orders” which can be placed without having an account on the platform. It does support PGP and 2-factor authentication however multisig doesn’t seem to be supported.
Darkweb Market Link: http://cgmcoopwhempo6a5.onion/
CGMC stands for Cannabis growers and Merchants corp. It was founded in June, 2016 which makes it 1.5 years old today. It’s an invite-only marketplace but the invite can be generated for free from the registration page within a wait-time of approx. 24 hours.
It has a left-sidebar placeholder which shows top-vendors to buyers instantly getting you safe vendors to buy from. As the name suggests, it’s a marketplace specializing in Cannabis and offers sub-types such as Sativa, Flowers, Indica, Hybrid etc.
It has around 1,000 individual products enlisted, It was a Bitcoin-only marketplace but recently included Litecoin brought Litecoin into the fold as well.
Getting a vendor account is free, although a commission of 2-3% /sale is charged to the vendors. It doesn’t support 2-FA currently but does have multisig and Escrow!
Darkweb Market Link: http://6yid7vhjltxgefhm.onion/
AltBay is another Darknet Market with extremely simple user-interface. Currently, it has exactly 100 individual listings, the Drugs section has 25, while Pharmacy consists of 35 listings.
Other available products include Credit Cards, Ids, Herbs, Steroids etc. The uptime isn’t impressive and the site is down quite frequently. Although it does seem to suppose Escrow even though PGP or Multisig seem to be missing.
Bitcoin seems to be the only mode of payment currently being accepted. There’s no clear direction or statement regarding a vendor account.
17. Apollon Market
Darkweb Market Link: http://apollionih4ocqyd.onion/register.php
Apollon Market is a marketplace that has some pretty good security and recovery features, for e.g. there’s the mnemonic code after Signup, and also a personalized phrase to ensure you aren’t on a phishing site.
Currently it has 2050 products again primarily dominated by Drugs with 786 listings however other categories include Fakes, Guides and tutorials, Software, Hosting, Jewellery, Carded items etc. It’s also one of the few marketplaces allowing weapons although weapons of “mass destruction” are banned.
Vendor account is priced at 100EUR although the fee is waived if authenticity on other markets proved. Bitcoin seems to be the only payment mode available at the moment.
PGP and Escrow are available although Multisig isn’t. Also, the Bitcoin needs 3 confirmations before it’s deposited.
18. Charlie UK
Darkweb Market Link: http://eeyovrly7charuku.onion/
Charlie to UK is a Darknet market operated by a single vendor who is known as CharlieUK on other marketplaces. There are five types of products offered-Cocaine, Haze, Heroine, Crack AND MDMA Crystal.
It’s more like a listing platform, the product needs to be ordered manually via E-mail which needs to be encrypted using PGP.
CharlieUK accepts only Bitcoin, and the product is shipped within 24 hours. WorldWide shipping available. As it’s a personal darknet market, 2FA, Escrow or Multisig aren’t available.
19. Dutch Drugs
Darkweb Market Link: http://dutchdr5gsol4dde.onion
DutchDrugs too is a marketplace run by a single admin, for some reasons it has all products listed at “0” items although it’s a drug-only marketplace and is sub-divided into Ecstacy, Steroids, Opioids, Benzos, Cannabis etc. The total highest number of products ever listed was 28.
It was established in April, 2017 and Supports a wide-range of currencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Monero, Litecoin and Dash. Registration is must and is free.
Supports 2Factor authentication along with PGP encryption and withdrawal pin. Again because it’s an individual project, it doesn’t allow vending on the platform.
20. Pushing Taboo
Darkweb Market Link: http://pushingtabu7itqj.onion/
Pushing Taboo too is one of the less talked-about yet effective Darknet marketplaces. It’s operated by a single-admin known as GammaGoblin Universe on other marketplaces.
The total number of products isn’t displayed, but the available categories are LSD Bottlers, LSD Crystals, and Tryptamines. Orders can be shipped either via untracked mail which costs an additional USD $5, or Registered mail for an extra $12 (applicable on orders worth $200+).
PGP is encouraged, however multisig or Escrow aren’t applicable. Vending isn’t allowed. Bitcoin is the only mode of payment allowed by default.
21. Dutch Magic
Darkweb Market Link: http://x75csj7vzprjji5v.onion/
Another single-admin Darknet market, the admin is functional on other marketplaces since 2013 (verified via PGP). After Alphabay went down, he/she started Dutch Magic.
The exact number of products isn’t shown but again the available categories are Weed, Greenhouse, Special weed strains, Hash. It has two other categories which are accessible only by “Gold” and “Platinum” level members.
BTC isn’t stored on the site and no deposit is required. Only Bitcoin is accepted. Doesn’t ship to U.S.A / Netherlands or Israel. Has a minimum order amount worth $200 for orders to be processed.
Registration is optional and orders can be placed without registration as well. Vending isn’t allowed.
22. ElHerbolario’s Shop
Darkweb Market Link: http://elherbotsiddarol.onion
EiHerboloario too is an individual vendor, although the shop has reached 10,000+ individual orders establishing its trust. The marketplace generally has 3-5 products enlisted in the following categories- Indoor Strains / Outdoor Strains / 100% Bio / Cannabis and Hash.
Only Bitcoin is accepted as a mode of payment. Vending is obviously not allowed. The site has inbuilt PGP Encryption feature. Registration is available but isn’t mandatory.
23. The French Connection
Darkweb Market Link: http://abyssopyps3z4xof.onion
It’s a shop founded by two Darknet market sellers, namely Mr. Nice-guy and Nucleus back in 2013. Obviously over the span of 5years they’ve built quite the reputation.
It’s a drug-only marketplace and sells products like Heroine, Coke, Meth etc. Exact number of products isn’t publicly displayed or made available.
Vending isn’t allowed. They also do not offer any Refunds and accept only Bitcoin as the mode of payment. They do not ship to the U.S.A. Registration is mandatory and open.
Darkweb Market Link: http://cannazonceujdye3.onion/
CanonZon is a marketplace specializing in Cannabis, Hash, Weed and other plant-based narcotics. Founded just 3 months ago, It currently has 27 products listed and the categories available are Weed, Hash, Edibles, Seeds etc.
Each of these categories is again sub-divided into a number of different types such as Weed has Indica, Sativa, Hybrid and others.
Products such as Digital Goods, Software, Weapons, Jewellery and basically everything else except Cannabis is strictly prohibited.
Accepts Bitcoin and Monero as the payment modes. Vendor bond is priced at USD $250 although it’s refundable upon account closure by the vendor. It offers PGP encryption, secret pin, Escrow as well as Multisig which is both 2of 2 as well as 2 of 3.
25. Cocaine Market
Darkweb Market Link: http://abyssopyps3z4xof.onion
Registration is mandatory in order to access the site, it’s free. The exact date or year of the site’s creation aren’t available.
As the name suggests, it’s a cocaine-only marketplace. There are 15 enlisted products which include Fishsnake, Belgium, Flake Cocaine etc.
Payment can only be made in Bitcoins. Vending isn’t allowed. PGP / Escrow or multisig are absent.
Darkweb Market Link: http://glasvyhbf444airs.onion
GlassWerkz is probably the simplest Darknet market enlisted in this list. It’s a marketplace run by an Agora vendor. It sells just one single Narcotic product.
Payment can only be made via Bitcoin. There’s an inbuilt PGP encryption tool although Escrow too can be employed if ordered from the same seller via WallStreet Market. Vending isn’t allowed.
So that’s me signing off folks, I’ve included the top 25 darknet markets and an insight into their most important features. Not all the markets included here are super product-rich or established, granted.
But then again, when the other markets fail to cater to your needs, they still pose for viable options.
Do let me know what you think of the above Darknet Markets, and also if you’ve got a personal favorite and would like us to include the name here, with reasonable points of course.