Utopia (marketplace)

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Utopia
Utopia darknet market logo.png
Type of site
Darknet market
Available inEnglish
Websiteggvow6fj3sehlm45.onion(defunct)[1]
CommercialYes
RegistrationRequired
Current statusOffline

Utopia was a darknet market similar to The Silk Road that facilitated sale of illegal items such as narcotics, firearms, stolen bank account information and forged identity documents.[2] Utopia was based on Black Market Reloaded and has ties to it.[3][4] It was launched on 3 February 2014[5] only to be shut down by Dutch police 8 days later.[6] Undercover agents were able to buy large amounts of ecstasy (MDMA) and cocaine. 900 Bitcoin (then worth approximately £363,000) were seized.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-07-08. Retrieved 2017-09-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Vaas, Lisa (February 13, 2014). "Silk Road-alike "Utopia" dark-net market seized by Dutch police". Naked Security by Sophos. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  3. ^ DeepDotWeb (31 December 2013). "BMR Based Market: Utopia Market". Archived from the original on 18 April 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  4. ^ Carola Frediani (February 7, 2014). "In search of Utopia in the Deep Web". The Daily Dot. Archived from the original on September 1, 2017. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  5. ^ "Utopia Marketplace is Now Officially Open!". DeepDotWeb. 3 February 2014. Archived from the original on 18 April 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  6. ^ BBC Technology (12 February 2014). "Utopia drugs market forced off Tor by Dutch police". Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  7. ^ Leo Kelion (February 12, 2014). "Five arrested in Utopia dark net marketplace crackdown". BBC News. Retrieved June 19, 2018.