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Updated April 10th, 2022

AlphaBay is a legendary dark web marketplace which was by the FBI’s own words the biggest darknet marketplace to have ever existed. The platform was shutdown in 2017 by authorities during Operation Bayonet but they were unable to capture many of the staff members including its co-founder and security administrator DeSnake.

On 7th August 2021 DeSnake re-opened AlphaBay for business after having his identity verified by PGP, forum admins, ex-AlphaBay staff members (those not caught) and multiple security researchers.

AlphaBay is a principle-driven, vision oriented and community centered marketplace and Forum for all black market items. It boasts of mature management, unparalleled security, 24/7 professional & well-trained Staff. It is the marketplace which introduced most features you see today on other places such as sticky listing, featured listings, autoshops, monero as a payment, PGP-signed addresses, shared account access for vendors and so on.

Alphabay Unique Features

Apart from the usual autoshop, autodispatch listings, sticky and featured listings, ScamWatch, innovative features which it introduces on launch.

  1. AlphaGuard which protects wallets of both buyers and vendors in case of police raids on all servers by giving them opportunity to finish escrows, disputes and withdraw funds.
  2. Automated Dispute Resolver (ADR) system is a dispute resolution system. It is used between buyer and seller as they send propositions in case of disputes. For example replacement/reship, percentage refund, extending escrow and more all without a human moderator.
  3. Advanced Trust/Distrust System for buyers and vendors as well as review system for both as well.
  4. Default privacy for buyers makes all profiles private by default. When you make a purchase, only your purchase history will be shared to the vendor.

These and many more pave the way for this world class marketplace to reach the top once again.

Alphabay Decentralization Goal

DeSnake has started building the next generation decentralized marketplace network. This new version will allow markets and vendor shops from all around the world to join and form the future. The network will make it impossible to LE takedowns and it will be the long awaited progress in the darknet market scene.

  • Marketplace url: alphabay522szl32u4ci5e3iokdsyth56ei7rwngr2wm7i5jo54j2eid.onion
  • Alphabay Market Alternative links: N/A
  • Forum url: N/A

STATUS: Up & Working Fine

Item typeDetailed Stats
NameAlphabay Market
EstablishedDec 2014
Main urlalphabay522szl32u4c***r2wm7i5jo54j2eid.onion
Support Multisig
Security Issues
Active WarningsNone
2 Factor Authentication
Finalize EarlyAllowed
Commission2 to 4%
Vendor Bond1 XMR
Forced Vendor PgpYes
Total Listings700 (As of Sep 2021)
Business volume (weekly)N/A
Current StatusActive

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Rating (4.5 / 78)

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DeSnake
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We did some changes on the wallet page as attacker was requesting lots of addresses. We have resolved it many days ago and are going through tickets. If you have any amount missing send us a support ticket we will check and promptly credit.

Also no other marketplace has experience or credibility like us. we have the biggest choice of products as well as most secure escrow platform on the darknet.

Thank you.

dbeer
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dbeer
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Does anyone know a decent swap service? Everywhere there is a large commission for BTC -> XMR
I can’t buy on AB without XMR in my wallet.

Dubg
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Dubg

Deposited XMR, earlier today but still no show… Any help?

Kirk
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Kirk
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UPDATE from 16.06.2022 – I cant proof, that there are any problems with Alphabay or with sending XMR to the wallet ! I can just say, that Alphabay is working without any problems at all. Send a few days ago about 800 $ in XMR to my wallet again and a few moments later funds arrive. So, since 3 weeks I was waiting for an order. In the meanwhile the Vendor got first “limited” and a few days ago he got banned duo to too many negative ratings from other buyers who got nothing as me. So I started a dispute while he was already “limited user” and after he got banned, I asked for an human Mod to solve… Read more »

Eric
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Eric
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I gotta say all you guys who say this market is exit scamming got phished, its all on you. Dont smear the name of this good market with your bullshit. I just bought from this market today, no problem with my money not arriving and from my experience Desnake is one the best admins out there, when i did have a problem with my money not arriving he looked into quickly determined it was on there end and gave me an extra 30 bucks for my trouble. So you guys quit spreading fear and lies.

Diego
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Diego
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Be careful guys, I think AlphaBay is taken by hackers.
Admin’s message from May 20, says he is still in control of market.
Also says in 14 days he’s updating, to this day, message remains the same.

DeSnake
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DeSnake

Canary does not mean shit. I am active on Dread as well as answering on tickets anyone who has spoken with me recently can confirm.

Thank you.

dacid
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dacid
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Direct pay window is very short and when the funds arrive too late they are just lost! No refund, no transfer to the account balance, it’s just gone! This is crap!

DeSnake
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DeSnake

Direct pay window is 6 hours. That is more than enough. Think about it, it is unfair to vendor as well as not correct on our side for you to wait until the last minute to see if the XMR will go up or down so you can favor the trade in your side. 6 hour is standard for all marketplaces. If you send after that time of course you will not be credited, why should the marketplace scan that address? Otherwise it will be millions of addresses and it will be slow. So stay within 6 hours. If you sent less it is credited to your market balance if you sent more order is accepted and remainder is credited… Read more »

Tim
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Tim

where are my 120 euros no longer get an answer to my tickets although I was told it would be taken care of

Cuben
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Cuben
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Had problems sending monero to my wallet, after several hours still not showing, got security error when trying to ticket support team.

Cuben
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Cuben

Also “Buy Button” not working : (

DeSnake
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DeSnake

Do not use special characters when creating a support ticket.

We did some changes on the wallet page as attacker was requesting lots of addresses. We have resolved it many days ago and are going through tickets. If you have any amount missing send us a support ticket we will check and promptly credit.

Thank you.

Sammy
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Sammy
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Probably the slowest market ive used in the past 8 years.
The bigger they get the slower they get, same happened back in the old alphabay days. Same with dream market, same with samsara.
Kerberos and MGM are rapid but there is not much on them.
I guess this is one of those catch22’s,
Really pisses me off.
500,000 users – none of which can f****n log in!

DeSnake
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DeSnake

Restart your identity. This is not an issue on our site. This is an issue with the tor network. You can take a look at their github they recently announced the DDoS on their network as an issue so not something on our side best is get a new circuit/identity with the browser.

Thank you.

agdsa
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agdsa
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This Market will be done soon

DeSnake
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DeSnake

Not by a long shot. Even with DDoS against us and other attacks we still have the best uptime and are the #1 platform.

Thank you.

Dylan
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Dylan
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If you need Monero, easiest way to get it is Kraken. Important: Alphabay has a .1 XMR deposit limit, so if you’re depositing small amounts to check if it works, make sure the deposit are .1 XMR and up.

happycustomer
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happycustomer
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someone try to ddos their wallet system and i had missing withdraw but they fixed it quickly and gave me compensate 8% on top : ) ABSOLUTE TOP MARKET AND SUPPORT

kyfjyfulg
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kyfjyfulg
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registered and bought in past 3 days easiest market by far to use and the only 1 that seems to want to work on my 2021 ipad lol..

Sotonarmy
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Sotonarmy

Paid two people direct through xmr from. Local Monero and both sellers said not received and money gone and order cancelled? Anyone help reccomend to stop this in future. sellers/ xanaxndd and exclusivepharma. Is this because I have a new account? I used the link from this site

DeSnake
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DeSnake

Never do direct deals only through escrow

Slytheringsnake
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Slytheringsnake

I’m not able to send messages to the vendor . It doest go to next page after writing the message and entering captcha . When i press send nothing happens .

somethingok
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somethingok
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bad support i am limited user but dont know why support always sends automatically messages
when i send my transaction id and my last deposit address and if i am on the right link.. they ask it again and again…
cant buy sell withdraw or deposit money… still have money on wallet…
very very bad

DeSnake
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DeSnake

Staff does not send automatic messages except when you get escalate to another Staff member. if you provided the correct one you will have the anti-phishing limitation removed.

Thank you.