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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.

  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 I2P link: tnaefzkcnhryeusi7hdpqujqiqmnbtah3dmjcg3gvezohunjuxbq.b32.i2p
  • 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 Listings34k (As of July 2022)
Business volume (weekly)N/A
Current StatusActive

Must Read: How to access AlphaBay on I2P network (Video Tutorial)

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Anon
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Anon

I have been trying to access it for ages now, i2p and the main URL are both down.

I love AlphaBay, I hope it reappears soon.

Jude
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Jude
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My digital wallet withdrawal was enabled by Cyb3rnub after I invested hundreds of dollars with this company called Alphabay they prevented me from withdrawing for weeks and came up with various justifications for me to make additional deposits; this firm isn’t registered in the UK or anywhere else; it’s all fraud and deceit. I was able to withdraw my money safely.

squidgame
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squidgame

AB has to be down right? I read some article about the founder apparently being found dead.. is this BS or true? Because I can’t get in to the market at all

RevDragon
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RevDragon

Is it okay to use i2p with just firefox .
Not able to open it using tor . Please help.

Pluronium
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Pluronium
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i’ve send monero about 500 on my wallet on alpha and its already 2 days and balance is still zero. i’ve checked several times before sending the address. and the market link was valid too also. i’ve asked support team and they started talking that there is a lof of fishing going on around, yeah sure, but like i said i checked several times before doing transfer. support agent asked addresses and trasaction link. i’ve provided and waiting for reply right now…..
so far looks like exit scam of market for me…

999
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999

does the i2p link work for anyone

Damien
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Damien
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Main link not working. Are the alt links working?

You know who
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You know who

Haha my friend look like we stuck until they come up….when u going to give me a call lmao nigga

Some Guy
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Some Guy

my private link currently not working either

Murdoc
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Murdoc
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I cant send any more messages in the last 2 weeks. I cant send neither user messages or dispute messages. I always get an error that i maybe used forbidden signs and should try again. I dont know if this is only on my account or for everybody else as well

Mark
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Mark

Able to access the PGP-verified onion site off and on over the last couple days. Sent Monero to a double and triple checked address and after 24hrs of waiting, still has yet to appear in the wallet despite the transaction being complete and with plenty of confirmations. Buyer beware.

lol
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lol

lol you used a phished link. forget about those funds.

Basil Bitch
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Basil Bitch

Never has in been this inaccessible. Whats the deal?

AB sort da mirrors
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AB sort da mirrors
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Alphabay and DeSnake need to get on and give anyone who has made a successful purchase a mirror address. I have spent over a $100 and have checked my cabinet for mirrors repeatedly – nada. Now can’t login on – I have mirror for Nemesis and logon easily on their site. AlphaB is going to loose a lot of customers unless they sort this shit out

Pleasestop
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Pleasestop
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Have same problem than others here : sent 250 $ to my wallet 4hours ago (transaction confirmed +50) nothing appear, not even pending. Contacted the support, answer to me 20mn after and asked for some info (txt…), sent to them immediatly and still waiting. I’ll update or post new messages.

guest
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guest
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the main link hasn’t worked for at least 7 days now for me 6th Jan

EXIT SCAM
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EXIT SCAM
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Definitely seems like an exit scam. Not only has the market links not been working, but I attempted to withdraw my funds and never received them. Done this a million times and seen plenty of markets exit scam. Funds being stolen, support ticket system not working, and site going down for LONG periods of time always happens before a market checks out. I wont be using that market at all anymore. Especially if they dont give me back the money they clearly stole.
Mods will try and convince you that you got phished or some BS. The the moment i withdraw funds i somehow get phished. Yea Right!

mlanzlerr
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mlanzlerr
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I think it’s a market scam, registration is no longer possible, there has been no response to the ticket for over 48 hours. I was a limited user after 10 orders and have been a member for over 5 months, the admin does not answer in the forum. I don’t know if it’s me or if the market is going into scams. I hope not because the market was really great