Hansa Market Notes:

Hansa was a darknet markets which was well designed, had a very good reputation for support, and utilized many important security features such as Multisig.

After AlphaBay was taken offline in June 2017, Hansa quickly took its place as the leading darknet market. On July 20 2017 it was revealed that Hansa had actually been compromised by Dutch and American Law Enforcement for weeks before Alphabay was taken offline.

Dutch police continued running the site as a means to harvest information about buyers and vendors. Reports show that they were able to collect over 10,000 addresses of buyers who lived outside of Holland.

After shut down, the site displayed a seizure notice and directed users to their hidden service politiepcvh42eav.onion/hansafaq.html[9] to find more information about the operation.