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Interested in the history of the darknet? This is our darknet journal, a summary of recent and past events that have taken place on the darknet. Credit goes to Gwern.net, OnionTree.org, Darknetlive.com and Dread for the information on this list. Click an entry to view the source!

Entries with a yellow dash next to them have a clearnet source!


Note about DNS leaks for beginners: Some links in this journal are a Dread link. Without a configuration (on your COMPUTER MACHINE) intended to prevent DNS leaks, clicking one (USING YOUR MOUSE CURSOR TO “TOUCH” ONE) in a normal browser (A BROWSER THAT IS NOT THE TOR BROWSER) could result in the request being sent to your DNS resolver (NOT GOOD).- darknetlive


9th June
Tor Network experiences a network-wide DDoS


26th May
VenTor Launched


22nd May
Versus Retires


12th April
Dread Launches I2P Mirror


6th April
xChange.me Shuts Down


5th April
Hydra Market Gets Seized


25th March
World Market Exit Scams


8th March
Archetyp Leaves Dread


7th March
Dread v3 Released


25th February
Dark0de Reborn Exit Scams


16th February
Dread's 4 Year Anniversary


28th January
DeepDotWeb Admin Sentenced to 97 Months in Prison

2021







30th December
Monopoly Market Disappears


23rd December
Cartel Market Disappears


16th December
ToRReZ Market Retires


8th December
Someone is Running Hundreds of Malicious Tor Relays


27th November
Shredd Launched


23rd November
Cannazon Market Retires


19th October
Dread's Search Goes Offline


16th October
Envoy Relaunched


6th October
PGP.fail Launched


1st October
White House Market Retires


27th September
Abacus Market Launched


23rd September
Televend is Potentiality Compromised


9th August
NamasteLSD's Private Shop Has Been Seized


7th August
AlphaBay Relaunched


29th July
Secmail Goes Offline Permanently


22nd June
White House and Dark0de Launch Harm Reduction Programs


11th June
Slilpp Has Been Sezied


23rd May
Bohemia Market Launched


5th May
DarkDotFail Regained Control of His Domain


2nd May
Tor is Killing off Support for v2 Onion Services


29th April
DarkDotFail's Domain Got Hijacked


28th April
Aurora Market Exit Scams


18th April
The Unofficial Scam Market, Dread Market, Is Launched


9th April
Big Blue Market Shuts Down and Gives User Data to Law Enforcement


31st March
Incognito Market Launched


13th February
Darknet Avengers Gets Seized


3rd February
XMR.to, a Popular Monero Exchange, is Shutting Down


19th ​​January
Joker's Stash, the Largest Carding Shop, is Shutting Down


14th ​January
Yellow Brick Market is Gone


13th ​​January
DarkMarket Has Been Seized


12th ​January
Tor "Experimental Fix" Might Make Tor Usable Again


9th ​​January
Tor v3 Concensus Attack

2020







29th ​December
White House Market Ends Support for Bitcoin


27th ​December
Neptune Market Disappears


11th ​December
Finnish Authorities Seized Sipulimarket


29th ​November
Tor2Door Market Launched


9th ​November
World Market Launched


5th ​November
Someone Moved $1b in Bitcoins From the Silk Road


2nd ​November
Aurora Market Launched


14th ​October
Cartel Market Launched


9th ​September
The Creator of Imperiya Launched Invictus Market


1st ​September
CipherTrace Provided Feds with "Monero Tracing" Tools


25th ​August
Empire Market Exit Scams


7th ​August
Torum Shuts Down


7th ​August
Feds Did Not Accuse Dark.Fail of a Crime


14th ​July
Neptune Market Launched


10th ​July
Versus Market Gets Hacked


9th July
Czech Police Seize Atlayo


20th June
DarkMarket Launched


14th June
BitBazaar Exit Scams


4th June
Icarus Market Launched


4th June
Envoy is Back Online with Design Overhaul


26th May
End Game's Source Code is Released


25th May
Vice City Market Launched


20th May
Europa Market Exit Scams with Fake Seizure Banner


17th May
Archetyp Market Launched


16th May
DeepSea Market Launched


15th May
Dark0de Market Launched


14th May
Europol Dismantles InfinityBlack Hacking Group


7th May
Avior Market Exit Scams


28th April
Pax Romana Exit Scams


19th April
Tor Project Cuts a Third of Its Staff


13th April
Empire Market Becomes the First Market to Use End Game


25th March
ASAP Market Launched


21st March
Versus Pauses Operations to Audit Security


14th March
Pax Romana Launched


13th March
Child Abuse Site "DarkScandals" Seized by Europol


10th March
Daniel's Hosting is Shutting Down


2nd March
Recon Launched


28th ​February
ToRReZ Market Launched


26th February
Reddit Bans /r/DrugStashes


25th ​February
Europa Market Launched


21st February
DNStats.net Starts Serving Phishing Links


20th ​February
BitBazaar Launched


19th February
Apollon Market Started Exit Scamming


18th ​February
PrivCoin Shuts Down, Blames "New and Extensive Regulations"


16th February
Dread's 2 Year Anniversary


12th ​February
Grams Admin Indicted for Money Laundering


4th February
Darkweb Vendors are Blackmailing Customers


4th ​February
Kilos Launches A Bitcoin Mixer


21st ​January
Dark.Fail Releases Tool for Checking Signed Messages


10th ​January
Dread is Migrating to a New Host

2019







31st ​December
Grey Market Exit Scams


12th ​December
Versus Market Launched


11th ​December
Envoy Admin Launches, Imperiya, a Market for Vendor Shops


10th December
China's Biggest Darkweb Market, DeepMix, Shuts Down


5th ​December
The DNSTARS Harm Reduction Forum is Shutting Down


19th ​November
Monero Project Served Infected Binaries for 35 Minutes


17th ​November
Dread to Return with Fixes and Some Data Loss


15th ​November
Kilos Launched


14th ​November
Cryptonia Market is Shutting Down


14th ​November
The Admin of SamSara Market is Gone


10th ​November
The Darknet Collective is Formed, Markets Join Forces to Prevent Scams


7th ​November
Italian Authorities Seized Berlusconi Market


30th ​October
Dark.Fail Introduces New Guidelines for Market Admins


21st ​October
Grey Market Launched


19th ​October
Fake Tor Browser Steals Bitcoin from Russian Darkweb Users


17th ​October
Avaris Market Launched


12th ​October
Avior Market Launched


4th ​October
Berlusconi's Market Admins Have Disappeared


2nd ​October
Tochka Market Exit Scams


27th ​September
HugBunter's Deadman has been Switched


15th ​September
CannaHome Market Launched


6th ​September
Belarusian Authorities Seized XakFor Hacking Forum


3rd ​September
DarkBay Launched


25th ​August
Big Blue Market Launched


22nd ​August
White House Market Launched


20th ​August
DEA Awards 130K Contract to Chainalysis to Track Cryptocurrency


19th ​August
Admin of Deutschland im Deep Web Sentenced to Six Years in Prison


24th ​July
Nightmare Market Exit Scams


13th July
Monopoly Market Launched


4th July
SamSara Market Launched


19th June
Libertas Market Shuts Down Due to 'Lack of Use' on I2P


13th June
Authorities Arrest Three Suspected Admins of France's Biggest Darkweb Market


9th June
U.S. Police Launch their Own Tor Site for Darkweb Vendor Busts


3rd June
LocalBitcoins Disables Cash for Bitcoin Transactions


3rd June
Yellow Brick Market Has Returned


28th May
Bitcoin Blender Announces Shutdown


25th May
Raddle, Like Reddit, Killed the Darknetmarkets Subforum


23rd May
Libertas Market is Available Via I2P


23rd May
Dutch Police Seize Bitcoin Tumbler "Bestmixer.io"


14th May
CGMC Silently Shut Down


10th May
Reddit is Blocking 15% of Tor Exit Relays


9th May
Darkwebnews.com Shuts Down


7th May
International Law Enforcement Seizes DeepDotWeb and Arrests Admin


3rd May
Europol Announces the Takedown of Valhalla Market


2nd May
German Law Enforcement Seize Wallstreet Market


30th April
Dream Market is Shutting Down


21st April
Wallstreet Market Exit Scams


6th April
Gangsta's Paradise Forum Shut Down by Dread


April - Estimate
Yellow Brick Market Launched


April - Estimate
Cryptonia Market Launched

2018







2nd ​December
Phishkingz, Darknet Market Phisher Announces Retirement


7th ​November
Law Enforcement Decrypt IronChat


28th ​October
The Grams Replacement, Masterlist, Launched


23rd ​October
Nightmare Market Launched


4th September
Olympus Market Exit Scams


17th June
Black Hand Forum Seized by Police


29th May
Dread Relaunched


15th April
German Police Bust Child Abuse Site, Elysium


5th April
Elude Launches Its Monero Exchange


30th March
Apollon Market Launched


27th March
Reddit Bans Darknetmarkets Subreddit


24th March
Cannazon Market Launched


​January - Estimate
Empire Market Launched

2017







5th July
AlphaBay Has Been Seized


16th May
Outlaw Market Gets Hacked and Shuts Down


May - Estimate
Elude.in Launched

2016







22nd October
TheRealDeal Market Shuts Down


19th October
Wallstreet Market Launched

2015







6th September
Agora Market Shuts Down


July - Estimate
Dark0de Forum has Been Seized


28th April
East India Company Launched


9th April
TheRealDeal Market Launched


18th March
Evolution Market Exit Scams


2015 - Estimate
Hydra Market Launched

2014







22nd December
AlphaBay Launched


19th April
Tochka Market Launched


9th March
Hansa Market Launched

2013







29th December
Outlaw Market Launched


3rd December
Agora Market Launched


29th November
A Vendor Steals $6 Million From Sheep Marketplace


15th November
Dream Market Launched


1st October
Silk Road has Been Seized

2012







April - Estimate
The Farmer's Market has Been Seized

2011







31st January
Silk Road Launched

2010







2010 - Estimate
The Farmer's Market Moved To Tor