Abacus Market Review: A Next Generation Darknet Marketplace

Abacus Market is a relatively new player in the darknet market scene, but it’s quickly making a name for itself as a next generation marketplace focused on security, reliability and ease of use. As experienced darknet shoppers, we decided to check out Abacus to see if it lives up to the hype. Here’s our review.

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Account Creation and Security

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Creating an account on Abacus is straightforward. You’ll need to set a username, password, PIN, and provide a PGP public key for encrypted communications. 2FA is available for added security.

The market has a modern design and is easy to navigate. Abacus uses an escrow system to protect buyers and vendors. Funds are released when the buyer confirms receipt of their order.

Product Selection and Vendors

Abacus has a good selection of products across all major categories – drugs, digital goods, services, etc. While the number of listings is lower than giants like AlphaBay, the vendor quality seems quite high. Many reputable vendors from closed markets have set up shop here.

Vendor levels range from 1-10 based on sales volume and feedback, with lower commission fees at higher levels. This encourages vendors to provide good service.

Ordering and Payment

Abacus accepts two cryptocurrencies – Bitcoin (BTC) and Monero (XMR). XMR is recommended for its privacy features. You’ll need to fund your market wallet before placing an order.

The ordering process is simple and will be familiar to anyone who has used darknet markets before. Chose your product, quantity, shipping, and pay with your wallet balance. Encrypted messaging is available to communicate with the vendor.

Pros and Cons

Here are some of the main pros and cons we found with Abacus Market:

Pros:

  • Modern design and user interface
  • Good security with 2FA and encryption
  • Escrow system to protect buyers and vendors
  • Monero accepted for better privacy
  • Responsive admin and support team

Cons:

  • Smaller selection than some larger markets
  • Wallets can be slow to update balances
  • Occasional DDOS attacks and downtime
  • Strict vendor requirements to get established

FAQ

  • Is Abacus Market legit?
    Based on our experience and reports from other users, Abacus seems to be a legitimate darknet market. Of course, always use caution when ordering illicit goods online.
  • How do I become a vendor?
    Vendors need to pay a bond and go through a verification process. See the Become a Vendor page for current requirements.
  • What is the Abacus affiliate program?
    Abacus offers an affiliate program where you can earn a percentage of commissions on sales from users who register with your affiliate link or code.

The Verdict

Overall, we were impressed with Abacus Market during our time using it. While not the largest darknet market, it offers a solid selection from reputable vendors, good security practices, and a modern easy to use interface. The admin team seems professional and responsive to issues.

If current trends continue, Abacus could become a top tier market in the near future. For now, it’s a great option for buyers looking for a reliable and secure platform to do business on the darknet. Just remember to always practice good OpSec and never leave funds in your market wallet longer than necessary!