Icarus Market is a relatively new marketplace. Having launched in early 2020, the market has not been around for long. Despite that, Icarus Market benefited the most from Empires exit scam. A large portion of the dark-net community has migrated to Icarus. The market paid attention to the significant growth and adapted. The design and functionality of the site was improved as more people kept coming along. Like all dark-net markets, Icarus offers a wide variety of illicit goods and services.
The design of the market is not that unusual. Icarus looks very familiar and is very straight forward to use. The design looks simple while keeping things modern. A top bar contains all the account options needed along with your account balance. On the left side there is a handy menu containing all the product categories along with a search query. A secondary search query is located bellow the top-bar but is simple and does not offer filters. The side-bar also contains current price information for the three supported currencies.
Icarus Market offers all the features required for a pleasant shopping experience. The market has a built in wallet and does not allow direct deposits while purchasing. Icarus accepts multiple cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin, Monero and Litecoin are all supported. Traditional Escrow support is present but unfortunately the market lacks multisig transaction support. PGP functionality is also built in and can be used for encrypting messages and 2FA logins. Vendors are required to use PGP. An autoshop is also available for instant delivery of digital content.
In conclusion Icarus Market is a simple to use, feature rich marketplace. To become a vendor, you have to pay a $300 bond which is non-refundable. Although Icarus just launched this year, it has already outgrown most other markets. Currently Icarus hosts over 30,000 listings with numbers growing every day.