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AlphaBay Market
Type of site
Online market
Available inEnglish
Owneralpha02 & DeSnake
LaunchedDecember 2014
Current statusOnline

AlphaBay Market is an online darknet market operating on the Tor network. Pre-launched in November 2014 and officially launched on December 22, 2014, it saw a steady growth, with 14,000 new users in the first 90 days of operation. The darknet informer website placed AlphaBay Market in the top tier of markets regarding the 6-month survival probability and it has proven to be successful.[1] In October 2015, it was recognized as the largest online darknet market according to Dan Palumbo, research director at Digital Citizens Alliance.[2]

Sources[change | change source]

  1. "Black-market risks -". Gwern.
  2. "Buying Drugs Online Remains Easy". Southwest Coalition.