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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 t...
On July 4th, AlphaBay, the largest drug market on the dark web mysteriously went offline along with all mirrors. Associated Bitcoin accounts were subject to huge withdrawal of funds, leading to paranoid Reddit users suspecting an “exist scam.” It is quite common for popular darknet marketplaces to pull off a classic “exist scam”; absconding with the funds of both buyers and sellers which are normally held in escrow by site admins. According to a new report, the shutdown of AlphaBay Market came after a coordinated effort by law enforce...