September 29, 2022


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Updated June 4th, 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 Alternative links: N/A
  • Forum url: N/A

STATUS: Up & Working Fine

NameAlphabay Market
EstablishedDec 20142021
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 Listings700 (As of Sep 2021)
Business volume (weekly)N/A
Current StatusActive

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