Abacus Market - A Familiar marketplace


Abacus is a relatively small, yet trusted dark-net marketplace. The market launched at a great time, managing to attract a lot of White House Market vendors right after its shutdown. Since it's launch, the market started to gain some popularity, only starting to experience faster growth in recent months.

About Abacus market

Abacus is an interesting new marketplace that manages to look very familiar. The developers of Abacus market claim that it was built from the ground up. Originally launching as Alphabet Market back in October of 2021, the market was quickly renamed to Abacus. All types of products can be found on the Abacus, ranging from drugs to digital goods. At the moment, the market has a little over 3,500 listings, with 2/3 of the listings being digital gods. The list is increasing monthly.

Design & Interface

While visiting Abacus market, many users might find it very familiar. This is because, despite the developers claiming the market was built from the ground up, the interface is a near clone of alpha-bay. This isn't necessarily a bad thing as alpha-bay was always a well designed marketplace. As expected a top bar contains all the navigation along with all the user options. All the market categories and filters can be found on the left hand side.

market homepage

Security & Features

When it comes to features and security, Abacus does not lack behind any marketplace. Starting with payments, both Bitcoin and Monero are accepted. The market features a built in wallet, meaning cryptocurrencies have to be deposited before placing an order. Traditional escrow support is also present. Trusted vendors can enable 2/3 multisig support. Additionally, trusted vendors can enable early finalization (fe). When it comes to security, PGP support is present. It can be used for both 2FA and message encryption. Additionally, messages can be even more secure by using the built in Jabber support.


Abacus is a relatively solid marketplace that is slowly starting to gain some popularity. Some things can be improved including a more original interface. It was also noted that a lot of items are listed under the wrong product category. When it comes to the number of users, and product selection the market still has a long way to go.

Details about Abacus Market

Item Type Status
Name Abacus Market
Started Operating 2021 · October · 01
Currencies accepted BTC, XMR
Status DOWN
Escrow Yes
Multisig Yes
2FA Yes

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