TOCHKA MARKET / POINT MARKET
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Point Market / Tochka Market Summary
Point Market (originally Tochka Free Market) launched in January 2015, making it one of the oldest darknet markets still in operation. Not only has Point Market outlasted most of its competitors throughout its long run, but its also hardened security has kept the market free of major security issues and vulnerabilities. This is especially impressive when reviewing the past security problems of darknet markets that have been online as long as Point Market.
Point Market is not your “run of the mill” darknet market. Point Market is a unique and innovative marketplace that combines the traditional escrow style market with a social media-based platform, without coming off like an outdated forum market. This works for Point Market and gives the marketplace a sense of community.
Point Market has a simplistic, yet sleek and easy to navigate user interface built upon a well coded, fast and functional design. Overall, Point has a professional look and feel throughout every page of the market.
Another important aspect of Point Market that Poin is an internatinal marketplace and offers German, Spanish, English, French, Itallian, Czech language support in order to serve buyers and vendors from accross the world.
Tochka Market/Point Market is a very well developed community, based darknet market. It’s secure, reliable, feature rich and backed by a responsive and highly rated support staff. All of which can be verified through the market’s reputation.
|Tochka Market URL||pointgg344ghbo2s.onion/auth/register/6a31b60d91fd494c4252eb7d0012d30b670/|
|Market Forum URL||Built into site|
|Number of Listings||18,000+|
|Vendor Bond||Free | $50USD for Premium | $100 USD for Premium+|
|PGP||Forced for Buyers and Vendors|
|2FA||Vendors forced to have 2FA enabled|
|FE||For Trusted Vendors Only|
|Bug Bounty Program||No|
|Language Support||German, Spanish, English, French, Itallian, Czech|
|Currency Support||Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Etherum|
|Date Market Opened||January 30 2015|
|Security Issues||None Currently. One in the Past. security issues|
Is Point Market Down or Offline?
Try these Tochka Market alternative links. Or click here for more alternative links. Alternative links for Tochka/Point Market tested and updated: April 14 2018
Tochka Foundation / Point Market Staff
Vendor Relationship: nigacity
Vendor Relationship: sata45
Customer Relationship: r00tedlucifer
Tochka Market Security Issues:
1. CLEARNET MIRROR (CURRENTLY FIXED)
For a short period of time Point Market was running a clearnet website which they would publish working mirrors to their market during DDoS. It has since been taken offline. No other security issues are known.
TOCHKA MARKET RULES
Tochka is a marketplace platform that provides services for both buyers and vendors. Marketplace administration helps to resolve controversial situations, disputes and maintains order and friendly atmosphere.
By registering and using Marketplace you agree, that you have read, understood, and willing to follow marketplace rules. Administration may change or update following rules at any moment without notification.
Everything Below this Line was aggregated from the Marketplaces information page.
- Harmful and life-threatening substances and items such as weapons, poisons, and explosives
- Secret government documents
- Disclosing personal information
- Spamming, flaming, and flooding on the forum and the Marketplace
- Nationalism, antisemitism and other kinds of user discrimination
- Any attempts to deanonymize users
- Hidden or open advertisement of another markets and sites
- Discussing Marketplace’s rules and actions
- Taking names that look like vendor’s names or that could be considered offensive to other users
- Using software that could harm Marketplace or its users
The vendor can begin trading only after filling all necessary information
A detailed description of items, prices, shop rules and his additional requirements. This info should be up to date and renewed if necessary.
Item pictures should be of an actual items vendor is selling. Ideally, they should contain a piece of paper with an inscription of marketplace or vendor name.
- Leaving any hints that could reveal receiver’s address, methods of transporting, or images on the open sections of marketplace.
- Selling drugs by fictional names.
- Selling one drug instead of another. This is considered a fraud and will be punished by permanent ban.
- Selling anything bypassing Marketplace.
By purchasing from a vendor, you agree with his rules, which you can find on vendor’s details page. We ask you to read vendor’s rules very carefully before purchasing.
When pre-ordering, buyer must specify the place, time, address and quantity of stuff by himself.
When buyer chooses to purchase an item via mail shipping, he deals with a vendor on his own, specifying address and his personal information. In these kind of deals administration do not have any responsibility for quality, quantity, possible scam or difference with the item’s description.
HOW TO SELL ON TOCHKA MARKET
How to set up a Vendor account on Tochka Market
Opening a vendor account on Tochka is free, but a free vendor account only grants limited privileges. To use the site to its full potential, consider purchasing Premium or Premium+ accounts.
- Go to settings/profile page and fill in your store description, refund and shipping policies so that your customers will know you and your products.
- Go to settings/contacts page and fill in your contacts
- Go to settings/payments and set up your auto-withdrawal wallet address where the funds will land after each successful sale. Whether you choose not to fill out auto-withdrawal wallet funds will land in your on-site wallet. If you choose to use multisig make sure to fill in the public key of your multisig signer wallet.
- Go to settings/encryption and set up a PGP public key. Buyers won’t be able to send you encrypted messages if you don’t set this up. It’s a good idea to set up Two-Factor Authentication, or 2-FA for short. With this enabled, the market software will ask you to sign a short, random message every time you log in.
For every item you list, it’s possible to define packages. A package is a certain configuration for an item, such as “12g of MDMA”. Packages are usually predetermined quantities of the given item.
There are four kinds of packages:
- Mail Classic over-the-mail delivery.
- Digital Instant delivery for digital items.
- Dead drop Stealth delivery method for local purchases. Pre-order Stealth delivery pre-ordering.
- Service Jobs, Services, etc
Use the appropriate package type for your item. Set your quantity and price.
How to accept orders
You will see your orders on the “Orders” page. Order can have one of following statuses:
PENDING buyer has initiated a purchase and marketplace is waiting for coins to land on escrow address.
FAILED buyer has initiated a purchase but hasn’t paid for it. PENDING orders are failed after 12 hours if not paid for.
COMPLETED buyer has paid for a purchase and coins are in escrow. The vendor is obligated to send a purchase at this point.
RELEASED coins are released from escrow. This happens automatically after 7 days after purchase is made or if buyer releases coins via FE (only on PREMIUM and PREMIUM+ accounts).
FROZEN purchases are in dispute mode. You can freeze a purchase by contacting support and describing your situation.
Tochka does support 2-of-3 multisig orders for PREMIUM vendors at 0% commission. To accept multisig payments you have to have your multisig signer wallet public key filled in on your settings/payments page. When a multisig order is finalized vendor gets a market private key. If an order is canceled then the buyer gets the key.
HOW TO BUY FROM TOCHKA MARKET
Please read this guide on how to operate on Tochka. This guide will help you purchase things on Tochka. It’s very important that you have read and understood every step.
Use VPN Service
Every time you use your computer your IP address is shown which reveals your actual physical address which means you can be traced very easily. A VPN must be used along with Tor (Tor is the free browser explained below) to make your online activity anonymous. When using a VPN Service it will hide your identity and location while also encrypting all of your internet traffic from everyone including your internet service provider. This technology will also protect you from identity theft and hacking when using free wifi because everything is encrypted. Anytime you are searching for music, movies to download, pirated content, drugs or anything illegal then you should be using a VPN to fly under the radar. The law is trying to monitor everything we do now so don’t make it easy for them, don’t end up like the original mastermind of Silk Road and get busted. This is a must-have in your anonymous arsenal.
Your first-ever step in buying something via any marketplace whatsoever is properly setting-up your digital environment. Following below is a bare standard minimum in order to stay safe when buying personal items. After you are done, make sure you glance at the Security Tutorials section for several additional tips on security.
To visit the darknet, you will need to visithttps://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html and download what is known as the Tor Browser Bundle, for your current OS. There are plenty of detailed instructions for installing it on its download webpage, for OS X, Windows, even Debian, too.
PGP is an especially useful method of encrypting/decrypting sensitive messages. It’s not very good of an idea to tell a vendor, your home address without first encrypting it because should the hidden service get seized, LE will have clearly-cut evidence of the crime you have committed.
You’ll need to buy Bitcoin, something you can do with PayPal or credit cards, find a local Bitcoin ATM machine, or order with fiat cash. Whichever way you buy Bitcoin is completely up to your own preference. Regardless, LocalBitcoin is one of the most widely-popular options for a reason: it can be done anonymously. Don’t stay connected Tor while purchasing Bitcoin, because it is totally legal and buying through Tor often becomes a cumbersome ordeal.
Now that you’ve purchased some Bitcoins, you need to store them somewhere. A particularly great choice is the open-source Electrum Wallet. This is also cross-platform and has a downloadable version for Android phones. Go ahead, download it here. Using the Electrum Wallet is quite easily accomplished.
Some beginning tips for new users are laid out, here – some are from personal experiences and others from stories across the web:
Remember to use your biological name because nothing draws more attention than a fake name; however, use a drop system: this is where you employ a chain of houses through where the item travels after having been shipped or a P.O. Box which you can get for almost no money and even a faux name (be sure to have the forged documents to back your case up).
If you do end up deciding to use a faux name, ensure you’ve got real-looking document forgeries to back that up, should a confrontation occur. Fake identification, plus utility-bill scans are sufficient to open up a P.O. box under said faux name.
Be patient when you can, during the majority of the time. Tochka Free Market isn’t Amazon – things do often have totally unexpected delays; vendors usually mark ordered items as shipped immediately upon receiving the notification, even though they only ship the day after then. Weather and holidays can significantly delay otherwise-proper shipping/delivery time. The only time you should rebut an order’s shipment after not arriving is once you have waited, in the least, 14 days after the failed expected delivery, or around when Auto-finalize is almost activated.
Encrypt all you can, including messages you send. It’s worth this small extra effort to avoid penitentiary time.
Should there be any negative experience with a vendor, try to message them, prior to giving a bad review. Chances are that the vendor will go to extreme lengths to make sure you get what you need, and have it all sorted sufficiently. Be as kind and polite as you can; it will move you farther in the process of getting stuff done.
No one should ever know you make purchases on DNMs. This includes not telling your friends or even close family. Anything in the market that looks too great to be true, is, in all probability, a scam.
Tochka offers 7 days escrow system and 2-of-3 multisig. Multisig payments are available for PREMIUM and PREMIUM+ vendors who have filled in their multisig signer wallet public key.
How to make escrow payments
After you found right item click on “Pay via Escrow” button. If you have enough funds on your on-site wallet order will be completed automatically and funds will be withdrawn from your account. Otherwise, you will be presented with one-time escrow wallet on which you will have to deposit funds. You will have 12 hours to fund the payment. If you will fail to fund the payment within 12 hours period payment will be canceled and you’ll need to start over.
How to make multisig payments
Go to your settings/payments page and fill out you multisig signer wallet public key. Once you did it go to the payment page of your item of choice and click “Pay via Multisig” button. When a multisig order is finalized vendor gets a market private key. If an order is canceled then the buyer gets the key.
Tochka Free Market has partnered with DNMAvengers, a forum, and community who are dedicated to reduce harm & spread awareness via testing product suspected of containing adulteration.
This partnership will create a system that makes it very hard for vendors at Tochka Free Market to sell adulterated products without it going unnoticed.
If you suspect you have received an adulterated/wrong substance you can create a report on DNMAvengers forum.
DNMAvengers forum staff will check the report, look for any complaints in the vendor’s reviews, additional members will add anything any info they may have, and then a decision whether or not to test the substance is made.
Tochka ICO Whitepaper (source: Tochka):
The Tochka Foundation is an independent research organization in field of experimental counter-economics (Digital Shadow Economy). Tochka’s activities include:
- Developing Open-Source Software; Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Research
- Integrating software solutions into prospective fields of Digital Shadow Economy
We strive to disrupt the current state of DarkNetMarkets by building and services such as the following Tochka Products. Tochka Tokens will give power to the people who are using DNMs on a regular basis as they can own a part of this Foundation and help us develop and maintain the products and the community. Tochka Tokens will be a sign of revolution as they will show everyone that not only a small team stands behind this idea but rather that a large community supports the vision.
We envision Tochka as ecosystem of products in the area of crypto economy:
Tochka Free Market
The Tochka Free Market is a Free Open Source Software (FOSS) for building trading communities. Source code is available here.
As a trustless DNM to buy and sell goods on the DarkNet the Tochka Free Market was established in January 2015. Steadily improving the Tochka Free Market gains new functions on a weekly basis. Not one single security breach in 3 years. These are facts that speak for themselves.
The Tochka Free Market also offers to share a part of its revenue via a referral function where you can invite other people to join the Tochka Free Market and get a percentage of the sales volume they generate. Up to 45%.
The Tochka Free Market will support Tochka Tokens.
Tochka Vendor Store
The Tochka Vendor Store is a Free Open Source Software (FOSS) for building WebShops. It supports BTC, BCH & ETH and also offers a safe escrow provided by the Tochka Foundation.
The Tochka Vendor Store will support Tochka Tokens.
Operational Statistics & Risks
History & Statistics
Founded in January 2015 the Tochka Foundation is one of the oldest DN operations and with more than 160.000 Users one of the biggest as well. The goal is to become the leading international DNM in 2018.
We recently hit the vendor count of 10.000 and are already close to 25.000 listings on Tochka. The average weekly sales volume is calculated at 15.000 USD but it is increasing each week.
In the last 2 months we had around 1500 transactions.
Governmental operations aimed at the takedown of the Tochka Foundation are the biggest risk we have to be aware of. If you invest into the Tochka Foundation you need to realize the fact that the value of your token could decrease to zero if a take-down occurs.
A Vulnerability which is exploited to damage the Tochka Free Market, could decrease the value of our token by many percents.
Human errors of Staff members could destroy the value of the token, if someone of us gets busted people will sell because they will fear a take-down, if we act in a non professional manner people might lose the faith and drop their tokens.
These are the three major risks you need to be aware of if you want to support our vision and be a part of this movement. The risks can be minimized if we gain more users who contribute to the Tochka Foundation by auditing the source and helping to fix bugs that might be spotted.
Till now you won’t be able to find any other open source DNM that is operating. Many of our competitors had security issues in the past. We do not want to spread any FUD, we rather want to spread attention with this point. If you take a look at the history and you are aware of the fact that the history is repeating itself over and over again you think twice about using the one or the other market. History
The Dream market is the biggest international operating market at this point. To gain market share we need to improve faster and offer higher quality. Lately the image of Dream was damaged pretty hard by many different reports. We include a small sample of links and sources to get your own opinion:
- Senior Moderator get’s busted without any notice for one month.
- Dream was not able to PGP Proof themselves.
- Scammer in the Staff Team
- Vendor treats to dox a user, no intervention
- A retired vendor about Dream
You might not be able to read some reviews anymore but you can always use an internet time-machine to read them.
Wall Street Market
The Wall Street Market is a newer market founded in Germany with already over 200.000 users. They had an IP Leak just recently.
The biggest russian market at this moment. At the moment they have no intentions to gain international market share.
A newer market with huge potential. At the moment they have no intentions to gain international market share.
We will take a look at the estimated market volume of the DarkNet Drug Econonmy and its growth, according to different sources.
According to Nicolas Christin the SilkRoad had a monthly turnover of around $1.2m. Source Mind that this is a calculation from mid 2012.
This chart shows the proportion of recent drug users who report the consuming of drugs purchased through DNMs in the last 12 months:
We can see that the chart starts with a high percentage that was likely caused due to a sampling bias but if we take a look on 2013 to 2014 we can see a global increase of 1.2%. This means that 1.2% of the participants switched from local sourcing to DNMs as their source.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s World Drug Report 2005 estimates the size of the global illicit drug market at US$321.6 billion in 2003 – Source The increase of 1.2% is therefore a really big volume shift.
If we now take a look at the graph of the Global Drug Survey of 2017, which shows the DNM usage in Europe from 2015 to 2017:
We can see even more growth. We can conclude that the way how the average joe is getting his drugs is changing and we are the early adopters who push this change.
THE DRUG TRADE IS MOVING FROM THE STREET TO ONLINE DNMS. FORCED TO COMPETE ON PRICE AND QUALITY, SELLERS ARE UPPING THEIR GAME
The Economist Source
From July 2013 to 2015 Gwern Branwen scraped the english speaking DNM’s and came to the following result, visulized by The Economist:
Source: Gwern Branwen
He estimates a volume of US$50 million. Source
Now let’s take a look at one of the recent markets: Alphabay The researcher Nicolas Christin estimated the daily volume to be around $600.000 to $800.000. Source If we take a look at the Forfeiture Complaint we can read that over $23 Million were seized by the government from Alexandre Crazes personal accounts. Source This is an example to demonstrate the value of a large DNM.
Measuring the Longitudinal Evolution of the Online Anonymous Marketplace Ecosystem – A Research paper written in 2015 by Kyle Soska and Nicolas Christin Source
We quoted their conclusions.
Even though anonymous on-line marketplaces are a relatively recent development in the overall online crime ecosystem, our longitudinal measurements show that in the short four years since the development of the original Silk Road, total volumes have reached up to $650,000 daily (averaged over 30-day windows) and are generally stable around $300,000-$500,000 a day, far exceeding what had been previously reported. More remarkably, anonymous marketplaces are extremely resilient to takedowns and scams – highlighting the simple fact that economics (demand) plays a dominant role. In light of our findings, we suggest a re-evaluation of intervention policies against anonymous marketplaces. Given the high demand for the products being sold, it is not clear that takedowns will be effective; at least we have found no evidence they were. Even if one went to the impractical extreme of banning anonymous networks, demand would probably simply move to other channels, while some of the benefits associated with these markets (e.g.,reduction in risks of violence at the retail level) would be lost. Instead, a focus on reducing consumer demand, e.g., through prevention, might be worth considering; likewise, it would be well-worth investigating whether more targeted interventions (e.g., at the seller level) have had measurable effects on the overall ecosystem. While our paper does not answer these questions, we believe that the data collection methodology we described, as well as some of the data we have collected, may enable further research in the field.
Provably Fair Profit Sharing
We make use of the Zydeco Smartcontract to pay out dividends in a fixed interval between all Token-holders.
The Tochka Token is a piece of the whole Tochka Foundation, if you buy into Tochka you buy into a vision.
> We will distribute a total of x Tochka Tokens.
Tochka Foundation Road-map
Please remember that this is only a draft and we can not guarantee this. The Roadmap is not set into stone. The Tochka Foundation uses Google OKR – Objectives & Key Results to manage how work is organized.
We will try to achieve the following goals listed below on time:
Q1 – ICO
- Advertisement System on Tochka
- Support System Upgrade to decrease waiting times
- preICO & ICO
- XMR Support for Tochka
- Implemention of ShapeShift into Tochka
- QiWi Payments for Tochka
- Launch of the Tochka Vendor Store
- Marketing in the Russian DarkNet scene
- Improved vendor relations & vendor screening to clean the market
- Implement the “Trusted Vendor” batch
- 200.000 Users on Tochka
Q2 – Improve
- Update Roadmap for Q3 of 2018
- Implement Tochka Tokens as new vendor bond
- Scale the Team & Market to handle 500.000 Users
- Improve the Tochka Free Market & Vendor Store with community suggested features
- 300.000 Users on Tochka
Q3 – Scale
- Update Roadmap for Q4 of 2018
- Implemention of community suggested features / Tochka Foundation suggested features
- 500.000 Users on Tochka
Q4 – Disrupt
- Update Roadmap for Q1 of 2019
- Implemention of community suggested features
- 800.000 Users on Tochka
The collected funds will be used to pay for improving the current infrastructure, the development of the Tochka Exchange, future Ventures and to pay the employees of the Tochka Foundation.
Tochka Exchange – Trade traceless
The Tochka Exchange will be the first DarkNetExchange which will change the way how people trade cryptocurrencies. You will no longer need to think about ways to cash-out and reduce taxation as we will implement features like localbitcoins where you will be able to trade cryptocurrencies for cash. A trust and vendor system which will cut off the Treasury.
Improvements – Community poll for new features
We will implement new features that were chosen by the community as the Tochka Free Market is your market and you will own a piece of it. Every Tokenholder will be able to vote for new features and speak to the Tochka Foundation in a own board just for Token-holders. We want you to feel and become a part of this movement.
Infrastructure – Kubernetes
We will setup our own Kubernetes Cloud for easy scaling of Tochka Products like the Tochka Free Market and the Tochka Vendor Store. We will be able to offer Tochka Vendor Store’s hosted by Tochka as a easy solution for businessman who only wants to concentrate on sales & support.
Tochka Mobile App
We will develop a dedicated Android Mobile app for accessing Marketplace. Mobile app will be our distinguishing feature and will incorporate all our main features for buyers and vendors. App will be open-source and will offered as .apk
Reputation for Darknet on Blockchain
We will develop a system for managing reputation and allowing decentralized logins on blockchain. This system will be a “Google Login” for darknet, built on blockchain and PGP as logging technology.
Tochka Offline Marketing
We will build a platform that will help us improve brand-awareness by utilizing offline guerrilla marketing methods. We will pay people for making graffities and placing stickers with Tochka’s brand in our key cities of interest.
We can see reasons that speak for and against investing into the Tochka Foundation. People who can not afford to lose money due to price fluctuations should not invest into Tochka at all. People who already invested into other ICO’s or Tokens can invest if our vision is their vision as well. We can say that we aim for the long-term and that we want to stay alive for many more years.
We can see the Tochka Foundation to be a great investment for freedom fighters and liberalists as we have common values. We built this market for over three years and we already have further plans for the next years. We think about a mobile app to reach new customers who never used a DNM before. We think about new ways to advertise and do marketing with a new platform that will be launched just for this purpose. We wan’t to give a voice to the unheard masses with Tochka.
We can see a constant growth and over the time the compensation that is paid out to token-holders will be greater than the cost of the tokens.
Now you should think for yourself:
- Do you believe drugs should be legal to be acquired?
- Do you believe that people who need drugs should be able to receive them for an affordable price?
- What would you answer to these questions if you were suffering to a disease which could be cured with Marijuana or Magic Mushrooms?