What is Revolution Market?
Revolution Market is a relatively new market that offers various categories of items. Next to the typical drug categories you will find digital items, fraud related goods, software, carded goods and counterfeit items. Accepted currencies are Bitcoin and Monero although Revolution intends to move to Monero excluively:
“We fully intend to become an XMR only marketplace we have BTC in place for now while we build up a userbase the community as a whole needs to convert to XMR, it’s safer and cheaper, we will only process BTC withdrawls to a segwit address.”
Every fourth month Revolution will donate all market commission made during the month to 10 users selected at random these users must have made at least one purchase during the previous three months, at the end of the month all commission will be split equally and shared between the 10 users.
Rules apply to both the market and forum breaking any of these rules will result in immediate account closure. The following items are prohibited and should never be listed: No Child porn, including images, videos and discussion on the market or forum, we have a zero tolerance policy towards child abuse. No weapons allowed, Revolution has a zero tolerance weapons policy.
Furthermore, no terrorism material including weapons, weapons of mass destruction, any materials and discussion, we have a zero tolerance policy. No fentanyl including fentanyl analogues. And lastly, no human trafficking and no prostitution.
Like with all darknet market sites the standard security recommendations apply. First and foremost, stay anonymous. Use the TOR browser only and don’t use the TOR browser for any regular (non-darknet) browsing. Ideally, you have a dedicated system or at least a dedicated VM for all your darknet activities. Keep your darknet PGP keys and other credentials limited to that system only, do not mix it with any activities that would expose your identity.
Treat your dedicated system like a work-system: Only install the software necessary for your operations do not install anything for entertainment or other purposes. Subsequently, resist the urge to browse Twitter, Reddit or any other social media sites while you have downtime. For this always use your regular system.
Never communicate with vendors or buyers outside of Revolution market or you lose the security of the escrow system and dispute policy. Make sure that you encrypt all your communication, no matter how trivial it is. Not only decreases this your overall risk but also helps to establish a habit of it.
For additional system security, we recommend you run a secure operating system like Tails or Whonix on your dedicated system for darknet activities. We also recommend using a VPN as an additional security measure since TOR will only anonymize your browsing sessions but not other traffic.
Especially when using any public WiFi hotspots you should always use a VPN when accessing the Internet since you don’t know whether the access point is compromised. A VPN ensures that all of your traffic, no matter what application, will always be strongly encrypted when passing the access point, this protecting yourself not only from eavesdropping but also possible identity theft.
Revolution Market Summary
Revolution Market is one of the best all-purpose markets around. Few sites have such a variety of products and are so easy to use. As an additional plus, if markets with a wide variety of products are what you are usually browsing it (such as Darkbay), Revolution Market is definitely a site you should check out. As always, when visiting any darknet vendor shop make sure to only use trusted links, such as the onion link for Revolution Market on the top right.