Evolution - Definition from the Hotspot Shield Encyclopedia

Evoltuion is a darknet market that operated from 2014 to 2015 and was highly successful until its owners performed an exit-scam and permanently shut down the service.

The Evolution marketplace was used to buy black market items such as drugs, weapons and other contraband. During its first year the service saw great growth and gained huge popularity on the darknet scene. While other darknet markets usually banned the sale of stolen credit cards, Evolution allowed this and the sale of other kinds of fraud and card data sales. In march 2015, the marketplace froze its transaction service due to alleged technical difficulties, however it transpired that the owners had in fact complete an exit scam and stole around 12 million worth of Bitcoins from its escrow fund.