Dream Market | Darknet Market Report
Dream Market Summary
Dream Market is today the oldest Darknet Market still currently in operation. They first opened their doors on November 15, 2013, and over the years have won the trust and loyalty of many darknet vendors and buyers alike. They offer traditional security features and while the Dream Market might not have the most modern looking website it has proven itself to be a stable and secure Darknet Market.
Dream Market launched its marketplace at the end of November 2013. It operates under strict security guidelines, and have been successful at keeping the administrator’s identity secret, even from market staff members. There have been no known breaches by hackers as of yet. The market allows the selling of various items and services which include stolen data, drugs, counterfeit items, and other services. Dream Market is a uses the traditional escrow system and accepts Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Monero as forms of currency.
Dream Market had always been a mid-popular market and did not achieve the status as the leading darknet market until July 2017 when Hansa and AlphaBay were taken offline in Operation Bayonet. After which rumors began circulating that Dream Market may be compromised and under LE control, which is doubtful as Dream Market has remained online for nearly a year later. Since the take-down of Hansa and AlphaBay, Dream Markets number of listings has risen from 50,000 to over 120,000.
From our own research, the “leaked” IP address stemmed from an update issue that occurred in 2015. Dream Market has long since relocated to a different location. This assures us that Dream Market was never under law enforcement control and continues to be a trusted and secure marketplace.
In August 2017 Gal Vallerius, also known as Dream Market Staff Member OxyMonster, was arrested after border control searched his laptop and confirmed he was indeed the drug kingpin OxyMonster. The search discovered $500,000 USD in Bitcoin and confirmed his involvement with Dream Market.
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|Dream Market URL||lchudifyeqm4ldjj.onion/?ai=2502947670/|
|Market Forum URL||tmskhzavkycdupbr.onion/|
|Number of Listings||120,000+|
|Vendor Bond||.25 BTC or $1600 USD|
|PGP||Forced for Buyers and Vendors|
|2FA||Vendors forced to have 2FA enabled|
|FE||For Trusted Vendors Only|
|Multisig||No Multisig option available|
|Bug Bounty Program||Yes, Payout is $75 per bug found|
|Language Support||English only|
|Currency Support||Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Monero|
|Alternative Links||Several Dream Market alternative links|
|OnionV3 Link||No OnionV3 links available|
|Date Market Opened||November-December 2013|
|Security Issues||There have been several past security issues|
Dream Market Staff
FORUM MODERATORS: Waterchain
MARKET SUPPORT: Gowron
Dream Market Security Issues:
Dream Market has no current security issues. All previous security issues have been addressed.
Previous/Addressed Security Issues:
1. NOT BANNING COMPROMISED VENDORS
With Operation Bayonet, during which law enforcement shut-down and Alphabay and took over Hansa before shutting it down too, many vendors got compromised across markets.
Dream Market did not ban at least 14 of those compromised vendors although their Dream accounts are controlled by law enforcement and despite getting many reports and public pressure on the issue.
1-B. NOT BANNING COMPROMISED VENDORS
The vendor Blime-Sub a.k.a. BTH-Overdose was busted in early December 2016. Law enforcement managed to get into his account and tried to lure buyers into sending them their addresses.
Dream market did not do anything although it was publicly known that this vendor was arrested and flipped. Only on the 31 December, he got finally banned.
2. POSSIBLE IP ADDRESS LEAK FOR MARKET AND FORUM – Resolved
3. MISPLACED BITCOIN AND DID NOT REIMBURSE ALL USERS – Sept 2017
In fall of 2017 the Dream Market server experienced an issue with wallets becoming corrupted. As a result many users logged in and noticed that their wallet wasn’t only empty, but showing a negative balance.
While Dream Market did reimburse most users, some users claim they have only issued a partial reimbursement and were still missing bitcoin.
4. DREAM MARKET MODERATOR ARRESTED – August 31 2017
— x0rz (@x0rz) December 7, 2017
6. SPEEDSTEPPER SUGGESTS USING A CLEARNET FORUM – Feb 2018
Dream Market Historical Information
Screenshot of Dream Market from April 2014
Dream Market’s first news post
The first beta version of Dream Market went online. Along with the market place a separate forum has been launched.
- Featured anonymous market platform
- Using bitcoin transactions to increase anonymity
- Escrow system to prevent fraud actions
- Dual rating system to increase trust and business confidence
- Automatic currency conversion using current exchange rates
- Messaging system with conversations
- Seller product and order management system
- Different shipping prices supported
- Captcha secured registration und login
- Support to recover lost passwords with PIN-numbers
- Password update function
- phpBB board for member discussions
- Verified import of your Black Market Reloaded reputation
- Mail server for e-mail clients (enables you to respond faster)
- PGP login for improved security