DISCLAIMER: This review is for informational and entertainment purposes only. I do not condone illegal activity, and anything you do on the dark web is at your own risk!
Picture Yourself in a Boat on a River…
I just had to reference the Beatles; it’s that kind of day! In any case, I’m delving further into the world of darknet markets. Yet despite the fact that this is a topic of interest to me, I confess that I have only limited experience with them. Maybe that’s because I’m reluctant to break the law or something…
I doubt, of course, that it’s illegal to merely visit the markets, so that would be the next logical step.
A is for Apple – Apple Market
Although it’s not technically one of the “top” markets right now, Apple Market is the first I explored. It’s relatively simple to use compared to some of its fellow darknet markets.
As you can see in the photo above, its products are categorized into tags, such as “drugs,” “cannabis,” “ecstasy,” etc. What you might not expect is that in addition to drugs, they sell things like books on coding, controversial eBooks (such as The Anarchist Cookbook), or hacks such as “Eat Domino’s Pizza for Free,” or “Unlimited Free Uber Rides.”
In order to purchase any of these goods (as with any darknet market) you connect it to your bitcoin wallet (preferably a different one than you use on the clearnet). In the case of Apple Market, it enables you to generate a temporary bitcoin address to receive payments.
There are also lists of “Top Vendors,” “Random Vendors,” and “Newest Vendors,” which can help the darknet market n00bs (like, uh…me) explore the various goods and get a feel for the market – as well as to promote those who are achieving success:
So, personally, I haven’t purchased anything from this market yet, but I will say that it’s very easy to use and to navigate. They offer MultiSig transactions as well. Plus, many of the customer reviews that I’ve seen rate it highly, and they say it’s a honest market, so you at least know what you’re getting.
I’m tempted to purchase some of the non-drug items, as a matter of fact, but I think I’ll pass for right now.
Anyhow, was that so scary? No, in all honesty! It just gets murky when you try to purchase certain goods. It’s the stories of people who get caught in the process that make me awful wary.
That being said, if you want to give Apple Market a try, go ahead. They seem quite honest, and it looks like they have quality goods for sale.
Nice job, guys! I shall review some other markets very soon – in the meantime, time to get back to my IRL responsibilities!