Updated October 4th, 2021
White house market has announced it is closing down its operations via announcement on dread forum. The admin of whm mr white said he has reached his goal and according to the plan it’s time for him to retire. He didnot elaborate what his actual goal was but we can safely assume he was referring to the amount of money he made.
To some, the move of closing down whm was totally unexpected that shocked many people in the dark web community. According to experts the decision to close the market was taken due to the fear of bust by law enforcement agencies. The admin may have made enough money and the reward to risk ratio was too high for him to keep continuing his operations hence making the decision to retire.
History of White House Market
White house market was launched in august 2019 when most of the markets have either exit scammed or were under the pressure of heavy ddos attacks including the biggest market at that time Empire market. It was very unique in the sense it was the first Xmr only market. Some darknet users criticized it for ditching bitcoin but most of community gave it a positive response for adopting a privacy centric currency.
It gained a quick popularity among privacy centric users. It grew steadily among dark web markets by offering multi coin support. Btc was allowed on the market but was discouraged due to its traceable nature.
White House Market Timeline
- Established in Mid Aug 2019
- Added support for multiple coins
- Created Endgame anti ddos filter in March 2020
- September 2020 whm becomes the biggest dark web market after empire’s exit scam
- December 2020 achieved milestone of 400k user registrations
- In Feb 2021 becomes 17 Months old and half a million registered user
- Retired October 2021
Who is Mr White (admin of whm)
Mr white is a mysterious character that emerged in late 2019 on dread forum. There is not much known about his history. He was only active on dread forum. His name is based on walter white the main protagonist of the most famous drama series Breaking Bad. He did a couple of interviews with various news outlets but he hasn’t talked about himself.
He was a very intelligent person known for his coding skills especially when it came to ddos attacks and tor. He had a good grasp on the inner workings of the tor protocol thats why he was able to succesfully mitigate ddos attacks on his markets. He will be remembered as a most skilled market admin of recent darknet history.
Full Announcement by White House Admin
Just a few hours ago in a forum post on dread the admin of white house market announced his retirement. The post was met with mixed reactions, most of them shocked, some were happy and others sad. Here is full un-edited statement by white house market admin.
We have reached our goal and now, according to plan, it’s
time to for us to retire.
Effective immediately user registration and ordering have been disabled, everything else (yes, withdrawals included) is working as usual.
We will keep the market online for a limited time until open orders are finalized, disputes handled and coins withdrawn. We don’t know how long that will take but
don’t expect to come back 6 months from now and find the market up.
All market rules are still in effect so users (both buyers and vendors) should not try to take advantage of the situation and scam, the feedback system is still working and will be shared with Recon and other markets.
Because this week’s featured listings and stickies won’t generate any revenue vendors who paid for them will be refunded via their market wallet.
Vendors can now advertise the markets where they operate on their vendor profiles however direct contacts are still disallowed.
For alternative markets check out /d/Superlist on Dread, the ones listed there are established and going strong. Keep in mind any market can disappear at any time and for what ever reason (exit scam, law enforcement operation, hack, technical
issue and so on) but markets like Monopoly (true wallet-less, direct deal) and Versus (enforced multisig) greatly minimize damage. You can also give a chance to new markets, we all have to start somewhere.
Thanks everybody for your business, trust, support and of course for placing decent amounts of money in our pockets. We may come back some time in the future with a different project or we may not. Meanwhile be on the lookout for phishingFull statement by Mr White Title: PSA: We are retiring
or copycats, if it’s not signed by us it’s not us.
What Should You Do Now?
Markets come and go every year. They aren’t here to stay forever due to various factors like exit scams, law enforcements operations etc etc. Right now the main concern for you should be is to choose the next market that is safe and reliable to use. It is always my job and tradition to direct you to a safest market possible.
Currently World Market has taken over the spot of whm to become the biggest darknet market. It is always safest to join the biggest markets because they have good selection of products, always stay online and give buyers a strong escrow protection. You can join world market by clicking the link below.
Disclaimer: All links and advises here are for informational purposes. We don’t support illegal activites.