Dark Market - The new market leader
4.6 (5 Votes)
Dark Market is a “wallet-less” darknet marketplace that’s earned a great reputation over time. The market claims that it is run very competently by a female staff team, and prides itself on its high-quality customer support. The claims are proved by the recent growth of the market. Currently the Dark Market has over 25,000 product listings. To become a vendor, you must pay a bond worth $100 USD. There are around 18,000 users and 700 vendors active on DarkMarket for now.
While the DarkMarket’s user interface is generally similar to most darknet marketplaces, it’s aesthetically unique as a result of its unmatched black and pink color scheme. The market dashboard offers users the ability to search through the product categories of drugs, digital goods, fraud, services, and more.
DarkMarket offers most features you’d expect from a top darknet market, namely 2FA logins, multisig transactions, Finalize Early sales, encrypted PGP communications, and an escrow payments system. The market also runs monthly competitions, the winner of which receives a 3-month premium vendor banner ad slot on the site’s front page. Another major perk of this marketplace is its robust customer support system.
“Our policy if there is a payment issue with any of our orders [is] to pay out the customer and/or vendor within 24 hours of the issue being reported and to fix the issue after this is resolved so users won’t need to wait to get paid,” the DarkMarket team has declared.
One salient security measure on DarkMarket its support of Monero (XMR) payments, insofar as the “privacy coin” cryptocurrency can be used for anonymous purchases. That’s a step up over DNMs that only offer Bitcoin payments, as Bitcoin is typically only pseudonymous at best.
If you’re a user that’s interested in variety, then DarkMarket will be one of the more interesting options for you. With approximately 20,000 product listings, this DNM has more products than many smaller sites in the ecosystem. Another point worth considering is that DarkMarket is one of the only darknet marketplaces that’s shown interest in supporting Bitcoin Cash (BCH) alongside Bitcoin and Monero. It must also be noted that DarkMarket is inaccessible in some locales, like in Russia or in the United Arabe Emirates. DarkMarket isn’t the biggest DNM of course, but it’s one of the most reputable ones currently active in the arena, so that can’t be overlooked.