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So, you want to be able to buy drugs on the internet, but don’t have a clue where to start? If you live in Canada, this is going to be your guide to safely procuring substances on the dark markets. It will be similar for other countries, with the exception of how you obtain your bitcoin.
I’m a firm believer that sourcing drugs on the dark market is a big jump in harm reduction, as compared to trying to find them locally. If you have a good local connect, carry on. If you were like me though, I didn’t know where to go. This method will make you essentially self sufficient, allowing you to obtain whatever you need.
The biggest thing for most people to get over is fear. For the average user buying for their own personal supply, there’s nothing to worry about here in Canada. This is especially true when ordering from Canadian vendors, where customs inspections are eliminated.
The other intimidating part is dealing with purchasing bitcoin and using the required security procedures for moving the money and communicating on the market. I’m not going to say it’s easy enough for anyone to do, but it’s a lot easier than you think.
I’m going to do this in 2 parts, and tie it together at the end. It’s a bit more meandering, but it will allow you to get on the market and look around right away, and if it looks appealing, the next part will focus on moving the money. I will tell you up front a few things you’ll need.
Mozilla Firefox: https://www.mozilla.org/en-CA/firefox/new/
TOR Browser (this is the secure browser that works as an add-on to firefox): https://www.torproject.org/download/
GPG4USB (this is one of many programs you can use that will encrypt/decrypt info. This is probably not the best GPG program, but it’s tiny and easy to use):
That’s it for software, start downloading.
You’ll need to open some accounts, you can keep this to a minimum. You’ll need an account on whatever market you choose. It’s not much different than any other market like ebay or amazon, except they require much less info.
You’ll need a bank account that can make e-transfers.
You will need to open an account with a broker that will allow you to purchase bitcoin. Some cities have ATMs you can use to buy bitcoin. It’s getting easier and easier to buy bitcoin. I’m going to set you up the way I do it, but you might find something easier. The thing with almost any bitcoin broker, is that it’s a legitimate service and will require you provide a scan of a utility bill (proof of address), and scans of usually 2 pieces of ID. This puts a lot of folks off, but there’s nothing nefarious about it. Lots of people are buying bitcoin for legitimate use (most, actually) and the broker has no way of knowing what you’re doing with it. It can all be done online now, you don’t have to talk to anyone. Go to Coinsquare and follow the steps to open a basic account: https://coinsquare.com/register/?r=GsC8v
You can have all this setup in a couple days, it usually takes 48hrs to setup the bitcoin trading account. Everything else is pretty much instant. So, are you ready to buy some drugs?
I’m assuming you might already have firefox on your computer, if not, start there by downloading at this link:
Next, download and install TOR Browser:
GPG4USB, don’t worry if this one seems confusing at first. Just download it for now, we’ll get back to it:
Setup accounts on some dark markets. Because of the nature of the dark web, market addresses often change. To get current addresses, go to www.dark.fail (or preferably http://darkfailllnkf4vf.onion/ on Tor Browser) to get current market status and active links. One of the most popular and secure is empire market:
If this empire link doesn’t work (they rotate frequently), please add /ref/1998616 to the end of the active link if you want to use my referral code. That helps me a lot.
Also check out this canadian only market: http://canadahq2lo3logs.onion/?i=42990
Note: if you use the referral link, and actually buy anything, it helps me out. By doing so, I get a small cut of the fees charged to the vendors on each sale. You don’t have to do it, but I appreciate it if you do!
If this was helpful, please consider a donation in bitcoin to 1xAXUJcGy63Qj7jb25Zt1hfPYfv1Wimsj or paypal email@example.com after you’ve had a chance to try it all out.
At this point you can start perusing the markets to see if it’s something you want to try out. Like any online market, pricing, reviews and ratings are all worth looking at very carefully. Not everyone will ship to Canada, especially with the closed borders of the pandemic, so you can filter your searches by ship to/from locations. Obviously the Canadian market will eliminate this need.
You don’t need to worry about security yet, there’s no money involved. If you want to get this show on the road, we need to do 2 things. Open a broker account, and get you setup with a PGP key for security.
Don’t freak out, it’s easy to do. In laymans terms, a PGP key allows a couple of important things. First, you can communicate with people fully encrypted, and second, it makes your market account virtually unhackable. We’ll get back to that, you’ll want to start by opening the broker account. It’s free, and it just takes a bit of time to get verified. While you’re waiting, you can get used to using PGP keys.
Install and run gpg4usb, there will be a function to create your own keys. It’s under the key menu, key management, key, generate key. Follow the instructions, DO NOT USE YOUR REAL EMAIL ADDRESS!!! Your email address will be visible in the key, which is great for legitimate purposes, but you don’t want that here. Make up an email address, it won’t matter if it’s fake because there will be no email communications here.
The program will generate a public key, and a private key. Put them both somewhere safe, in a document. The keys are long strings of characters and it’s important that they aren’t altered at all. Your private key will be added to the program and password protected, you really shouldn’t need to access your private key beyond this. Your public key will be needed to be entered (pasted) into the PGP key section of your profile on the market.
Why? Adding your public key does 2 things. It enables 2 factor authentication for login, or 2fa. You may have encountered 2fa before in different forms, such as receiving a code by text or email to confirm a login attempt to a website. Once you enable your PGP login, whenever you login to the market, the market automatically reads your public key, and responds with a message that ONLY you can decrypt with your private key. It will contain a message with a code that you have to enter to login to the website. Even if someone had your password and username, they can’t access your account without your PGP private key.
The other way it works is it allows vendors to send you messages that only you can decrypt. By using your public key, the vendor encrypts the message, and you decrypt it with your private key. You’ll use this same method, in reverse to send sensitive info to the vendor. This ensures that even if the market were compromised by law enforcement, there would be only useless encrypted data. The only way law enforcement could get your data is if they were the vendor.
Once you get your key setup, you can practice logging in and using your PGP program to decrypt data. If you want to send a message to a vendor, or make a purchase, the markets have a built in service that will encrypt your address using the vendor’s key. It must be encrypted or most vendors will reject your order. While you can use the service, I strongly recommend you download the vendor’s public key, add it to your keychain, and encrypt it on your PGP program. It’s a couple extra steps, but it’s the trusting the absolute security of the market to save a couple of minutes. If you decrypt your address in your own program, it’s impossible for it to be accessed in transit to the vendor.
Once your account with the broker is setup, send an e-transfer for a modest amount to get started. Keep in mind that there are tiny fees for transferring and buying bitcoin, and the value of bitcoin fluctuates, so it’s best to pad your deposit so you have enough. This system works, but it’s not cheap. You can’t have it all. Your first e-transfer will have a hold on it, 3 days probably, then you can buy bitcoin. If you’re lucky, it will go up after you buy it and you’ll get a little bonus. If not… well, you padded it, right?
On your market account, click on the tab that says “balance” or “deposit”, and it will either generate an address or there will be a button to generate an address. You can, and I have in regular practice, copied that market address directly into my broker withdrawal form, sending the BTC directly to the market. There are ways you can obfuscate this transaction, adding a wallet in between, and I’ll tell you how to do that also, but is it necessary? Some will tell you it is. If you’re moving thousands of dollars, it’s a good idea. There is very little that can easily be traced to a BTC address. They are generated at random, you can use it once, and never again. As you get more savvy and paranoid about larger purchases, we can make it more complex, but this is about getting started.
Make sure the address is copied exactly. If you use the wrong address, it’s gone. This will never not make you nervous, unless you’re insane. It can take hours for the money to arrive, but it’s usually in minutes. You’ve already picked out what you want, click purchase.
Once you purchase, your money goes into escrow. This means the vendor doesn’t get it until you receive your goods. This prevents you from getting ripped off. It’s simple, and it works well. Once you’ve clicked “buy”, this is the part I recommend pasting the vendor key into your PGP program and encrypting it yourself. Send the encrypted address, and you’ll get a shipping confirmation. Don’t expect a tracking number, and don’t ask for one unless it doesn’t show up in the allotted timeframe. Unnecessary tracking is an OPSEC issue, and a headache for the vendor.
This is meant to be a bare-bones, get the drugs in my hands NOW tutorial. Much like my cocaine washing tutorial, there may be better ways to do it, but by adding layers of extra complication, it becomes a job that simply doesn’t get done. This is how I get my supplies, this is how I do it. I was a vendor on the dark market, and during those times I took several extra precautions, some of which are still in place but for the most part, they are unnecessary.
Someone is going to tell you “you need a vpn, you need to tumble your coins, you need this or that” and they’ll have good reasons for it. I’m not going to argue, I’m just telling you this works, is safe and secure.
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