One Silk Road 3.1 admin claimed the other admins had stolen user funds in an exit scam. Another Silk Road 3.1 admin chimed in and claimed that the exit scam rumors were false. The truth is more complicated than it seems.
White House Market
Market Announcement: Monopoly is Open for Business
Monopoly, one of new markets that sparked some attention on Dread, has opened up shop, according to an announcement on Dread. The market is walletless, userless, and Monero-only.
Market Update: Nightmare Market Removes Payment ID for Monero Transactions
Users of Nightmare Market logged who recently logged into the market may have noticed a lengthy message in their list of notifications. The message, an official one from the Nightmare staff, highlighted the changes made to the market’s Monero payment system and other overall improvements.
The New Version of Dream Market Has Launched
In March 2019, Dream Market announced that the market would be shutting down. A partner company would be launching a market as a Dream replacement. After a couple of silent months, many suspected no such partner company even existed. Now, in early July, Dream Market’s replacement–SamSara Market–has launched. SamSara is the new Dream Market.
Alleged Hansa Market Admins Charged in Connection with Pirated eBook Site
During the investigation in 2017 that led to the seizure of both Alphabay and Hansa Market, German law enforcement arrested two men for operating a pirated eBook shop online. Both men also allegedly operated Hansa Market. Now, two years after the bust, German authorities have charged the alleged operators of LuL.to for their alleged fraud and copyright law violations.
PSA: Empire Market is Back Online
Empire Market temporarily dropped offline on June 28. People spreading phishing links on Reddit and other forums made a lot of money. The unexpected downtime had some of the most reliable sources questioning the status of the market. This is simply a public service announcement that Empire Market is back online and that dark.fail has working mirrors.
Nightmare Market Update Brings Dark Mode, Speed Improvements, and Stability
Less than an hour after posting that Nightmare Market had temporarily entered maintenance mode to update the site’s design in a major way, the market came back online with an all new interface, bug fixes, and a promise that more features will be available in the future.
Nightmare Market Enters Maintenance Mode Ahead of Design Overhaul
Nightmare Market, one of the most popular and consistently available darkweb marketplaces, has entered maintenance mode to finalize a design overhaul with fixes for the deposit feature and a more simple interface for both buyers and sellers on the market.
Libertas Market Shuts Down Due to 'Lack of Use' on I2P
Libertas Marketplace, less than one month after moving to the I2P network and shutting down their onion service, is closing up shop on I2P as well, citing the “lack of use of I2P.” In a closing message, the market, the Libertas admin claimed all marketplaces on the Tor network are honeypots operated by law enforcement.