Updated December 31st, 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.
- 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 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.
- Advanced Trust/Distrust System for buyers and vendors as well as review system for both as well.
- 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 I2P link: tnaefzkcnhryeusi7hdpqujqiqmnbtah3dmjcg3gvezohunjuxbq.b32.i2p
- Alphabay Market Alternative links: N/A
- Forum url: N/A
STATUS: Up & Working Fine
|Item type||Detailed Stats|
|2 Factor Authentication|
|Commission||2 to 4%|
|Vendor Bond||1 XMR|
|Forced Vendor Pgp||Yes|
|Total Listings||34k (As of July 2022)|
|Business volume (weekly)||N/A|
Must Read: How to access AlphaBay on I2P network (Video Tutorial)
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UPDATE 2 12-26-2022: Main link is now working again. I2P link is also shared on this page. Desnake says use private links if the main link is down. Everyone will get a private link after they spend around $100 or more. Save these private links because they will never go down. Remember these private links are not permanent they do change from time to time so always keep checking them in your account and save them when you see a new one. UPDATE 1 12-21-2022: AlphaBay seems to be down due to ddos attack. We spoke to Desnake about the current situation. According to him I2P is more stable than tor. I2P Link will be shared where you can access… Read more »
so even the i2p url is not working currently so im not too sure what good this would be unless they have others that we are not aware of.
Alpha Bay is not down you just need to use either i2p or a private mirror, and that actually works fine too.
ok, interested on l2p alternative and guide how to use it because i never did. Where are you going to share it, here? anywhere in specific to pay attention too?
Just watch a YouTube video about it. I did neither : )
i was on for a few hours today, but had to use my private mirror link to get on. site worked fine…until it didn’t. behaviour is consistent with DDoS attack. i doubt they are exit scamming, but dont know for sure. for now will hope for the best otherwise i’ve both lost $ and will be sick in a week or so!
can you please post that 12P tutorial thanks
indeed, how to use i2p? no idea .. the main tor link does not work to me, it says „time exceeded“ …
Hey John, can you help me out telling me where I can find the real Main link? The one on this website has 3 digits censored. And thanks for the Updates!
If any body needs the I2p link this is it tnaefzkcnhryeusi7hdp****btah3dmjcg3gvezohunjuxbq.b32.i2p
it works great.
So how do we access our private mirror if we haven’t been onto our accounts in a few months, have an extensive account history with many purchases over $100, and now can’t get any of the links to work to access or request a private mirror?
sooo pissed i didnt save private link earlier have to wait to gwap up now
I def spent more than 100 bucks but i did not think to look at the private link when the site was up. Ugh, hopefully it will come back up so i can snag that URL.
the website has been down for literally a week, I’ve tried it every few hours and i2p isn’t working for me either
wait I meant to send this on ASAP Market
was so good nothing working now idk why it still says its up and fine
how the fuck do i enter_ you screwed shit up
EXIT-SCAM confirmend on reddit !!!
eh $800 lost, $40+ made. lasted while it did. all ofyour vendors are on telegram. Your welcome
i want to give some information for everyone
onion link dosen’t work
private link dosen’t work
I2P dosen’t work
we don’t have any information for why and the administrator dosen’t explain
Admin on Reddit has confirmed Alphabay has exit scammed.
This has been down for a month now. Private keys, nothing works.
Been down for over a month now on the onion, haven’t bothered with the i2p stuff because it seems that would be down as well – looking like an exit scam, glad I only keep my change in there like £10
The site has exited
If you are looking for a good alternative take a look at Cypher Market. For darknet standards it is a rather fast responsing site. Only had good experience with it so far.
Is Alphabay down on i2p or is it something my end as other i2p seem to Work fine.
alpha exit scam ! off for 1 month , shit ! they come back scam again lol
alpha02’s alphabay was a great market. this guy desnake is pulling the classic move of the dnm history.
tor2door is legit?
and anyone knows if there is a market only for cannabis products for european customers that can be trusted?
up and working fine is it john? LOL