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The law en­force­ment may have shut down Al­phabay Mar­ket, but the darknet drug mar­kets are alive and even boom­ing in the very same niche. In ten days fol­low­ing the Al­phabay bust, the dark web is teem­ing with dozens of new mar­kets and thou­sands of new deal­ers serv­ing grow­ingly anx­ious Al­phabay refugees. Some of these online en­ti­ties prom­ise to of­fer greater prod­uct re­li­a­bil­ity and less risk of doxxing than Al­phabay.

Ac­cord­ing to Dark Web re­searcher and carnegie Mel­lon com­puter sci­ence pro­fes­sor Ni­co­las christin, the site was es­ti­mated to have av­er­age sales of be­tween $600,000 and $800,000 a day on con­tra­band items.

Al­phabay refugees will need to mi­grate to other black mar­kets for drugs be­cause they pre­fer a con­stant sup­ply of their drugs us­ing non-vi­o­lent ways. Some of them are now turn­ing to in­vi­ta­tion only cen­tral­ized mar­kets sell­ing high-qual­ity cannabis, co­caine, or LSD. In­clud­ing drugs, a host of con­tra­band items and ser­vice are for sale, in­clud­ing money laun­der­ing, se­cret for­eign bank ac­counts, hack­ing tech­niques, forged tech­niques, spam tools, and weapons.

Fraud­u­lent list­ings fre­quently ap­pear on some of these lesser used un­der­ground, online net­works. Fur­ther­more, des­per­ate users on the

darknet have now taken to sell­ing their ac­counts on sites like hansa Mar­ket for a sum as small as 0.03 Bit­coins.

The Al­phabay bust has also led to a cri­sis of con­fi­dence. Ven­dors and buy­ers have re­al­ized that de­spite the anonymity-pro­vid­ing in­fra­struc­ture, one tiny op­er­a­tional mis­take can turn out to be costly. More­over, the num­ber of peo­ple posting about get­ting scammed has shown that not all anony­mous mar­ket­places are with­out risk ei­ther.

Po­lice forces world­wide must now add Tor-hid­den sites, Pyramid Mar­ket, hansa Mar­ket, and Dream Mar­ket. In­vite or re­fer­ral only mar­kets like T*chka Free Mar­ket, The Trade Route, house of Lions, zion Mar­ket and Wall Street Mar­ket ex­ist too.

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