Cartel Market - A Market Older than Alphabay?


Cartel Market is a new dark-net marketplace that launched in June of 2020. Cartel is one of the weirdest markets to come out in recent times and we'll explain why. On cartel you can find all the products you can expect along with extras. Every single category imaginable along with countless sub-categories can be found on the Cartel Market. The market is relatively feature rich compared to most of its competitors. Despite that, the market does not offer but anything special or unseen in this space.

Design & Interface

The design of this market is very unique and is what makes this market weird. It looks like the Cartel Market team has no front-end developer. The design of the market is very inconsistent and all over time. Web-Design from 1990s? Check, 2007? check, 2012? Why not. The site looks like a weird 1990s, early and late 2000s combo. No one knew this was possible until the launch of this market. Don't believe us? Check it out yourself. The scaling of the site is also horrific with the site not even working on mobile.

Despite the weird design, the interface is fairly normal and simple to use. Just like on most markets, a top bar with all the account options can be found. Bellow that there is a search query with advanced filters. The search query can even filter products that can be purchased with your account balance. On the left-hand side of the market, there is a traditional category bar with all the categories.


Despite the questionable design, Cartel Market is feature rich. All the features required for a pleasant shopping experience can be found on the market. Cartel offers a built in wallet and accepts both Bitcoin and Monero. While a built in wallet is featured, coins can be deposited directly while placing an order. Traditional escrow support can be found alongside multisignature transactions for exit scam protection. As expected, PGP keys can be used for both 2FA and message encryption. The market also has a built in lottery with weekly winners.


While Cartel Market is not a horrible marketplace, it highlights the importance of a front-end developer team. If the market looked better and more consistent it would be a solid option. Currently, Cartel Market has over 500 listings and is slowly growing. We expect significant design changes if the team behind the market is looking to grow Cartel into a big competitor.

Details about Cartel Market

Item Type Status
Name Cartel Market
Started Operating 2020 · June · 14
Currencies accepted BTC, XMR
Status DOWN
Escrow Yes
Multisig Yes
2FA Yes

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By: victoryordeath88

Rated: 5/5

On: Dec. 31, 2021

They are under ddos attack at the moment I heard this upcoming week it will launch back. I don't personally see an exit scam put of these guys. The simplicity of design allows wider range of followers. The team itself is absolutely amazing, I personally liked liberty market.

By: Captain myco

Rated: 5/5

On: Dec. 30, 2021

Was a great site. Seems to no longer be around. My have been compromised.

By: anon

Rated: 3/5

On: Dec. 28, 2021

Website seems down


Rated: 5/5

On: Dec. 28, 2021

site so low for the last 1 week

By: bitguy

Rated: 5/5

On: Dec. 28, 2021

Exit Scam?? Been down for days.

By: Spar

Rated: 5/5

On: Nov. 19, 2021


By: Dhcvxvb

Rated: 5/5

On: Oct. 2, 2021

By: Hunter

Rated: 5/5

On: Aug. 1, 2021

By: Cd1300

Rated: 5/5

On: July 15, 2021

How come I can’t load this site. Or even get there. I still have $$$ sitting in this site.

By: Sector4

Rated: 5/5

On: June 16, 2021

By: Shukolov

Rated: 5/5

On: May 22, 2021

Is it legit?

By: Mudd

Rated: 5/5

On: May 21, 2021

By: Phitsuch

Rated: 5/5

On: April 26, 2021

The Best vendor i have come across on this market is MarshR. Could not believe the quality of this vendor fake notes and his services is smooth and easy to go along with. Am recommending this vendor for fake notes cuz he is the best so far

By: almamun

Rated: 5/5

On: March 21, 2021

emagine this site

By: Nasty nate

Rated: 3/5

On: Dec. 17, 2020