AlphaBay is a legendary 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. As reasons for the return, he quotes to Wired magazine in September 2021, LE killing his partner and being disrespectful towards that as well as the very bad state of the current scene.
Having first started trading in 2014, AlphaBay cultivated a strong connection with the DNM community by being professional, fair & responsive when dealing with buyers and sellers alike. By 2017 that alongside their innovations, high security, uptime & ease of use made them the biggest and most trusted secure anonymous marketplace ever to have existed.
AlphaBay is a principle-driven, vision-oriented and community-centered marketplace and Forum for all black market items. It boasts of mature management (almost same administration as before), unparalleled security, 24/7 professional & well-trained Staff and unique vision for themselves and the darknet market scene. 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 currency, PGP-signed addresses, shared account access for vendors and so on.
Apart from the usual autoshop, autodispatch listings, sticky and featured listings, ScamWatch, innovative features which it introduces on launch:
– 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.
– Automated Dispute Resolver (ADR) system used between buyer and seller as they send back and forth propositions in case of dispute such as replacement/reship, percentage refund, extending escrow and more all without a human moderator (option always available by both parties at any time of the process).
– Advanced Trust/Distrust System for buyers and vendors as well as review system for both as well.
– Default privacy for buyers – all profiles are private by default. When you make a purchase as a buyer, all of your available information such as how many orders you completed, how many were disputed, comments/feedback by other vendors whom you have purchased from etc. will all be available to the vendor. However it will be available only before the vendor decides to take your order, not after. In this way AlphaBay protect the buyer information and statistics from prying eyes.
These and many more pave the way for this world class marketplace to reach the top once again.
If that wasn’t enough, DeSnake has started building the next generation decentralized marketplace network which will allow markets and vendor shops from all around the world to join and form the future. The network will make it impossible to takedown and we truly believe it is the long-waited progress in the darknet market scene which we have been lacking for the last 4 years.
- Marketplace url: alphabay522szl32u4ci5e3iokdsyth56ei7rwngr2wm7i5jo54j2eid.onion
- Alphabay Market Alternative links: N/A
- Forum url: N/A
|Item type||Detailed Stats|
|2 Factor Authentication|
|Commission||2 to 4%|
|Vendor Bond||1 XMR|
|Forced Vendor Pgp||Yes|
|Total Listings||700 (As of Sep 2021)|
|Business volume (weekly)||N/A|