Russian Anonymous Marketplace - Definition from the Hotspot Shield Encyclopedia
The Russian Anonymous Marketplace is a forum that is present on the Dark Web and is a major source of drug trafficking and drug sales. The marketplace is predominantly Russian speaking and has over 14,000 members. The marketplace uses the Tor network for anonymity, and also makes use of escrow features. While the marketplace is online and transactions are discussed on the forum, the actual deals my take place offline either in real life situations or using untraceable messaging applications. The Russian Anonymous Marketplace is one of the longest surviving Darknet marketplaces and has operated continuously since 2012. It has avoided attention from law enforcement due to its Russian speaking user base, and the fact that it bans the sale of goods like hacking and child pornography.