What is Corona Market?
Corona is a general purpose darknet market with a great variety of different products. Next to drugs and medication you will also find software, exploits and all kinds of other products. The website is somewhat atypical website for a darknet market: There are no main categories listed on the site but instead the users have the option to use an extended search form where different keyword categories can be selected.
And there are a lot of different keyword categories, to name just a few:
- Carded Items (Appliances, Clothing, Electronics, etc)
- Contraband Items
- Counterfeit Items (documents, passports, IDs, cash money, jewelry)
- Digital Products (ebooks, guides, etc)
- Drugs (with subcategories like cannabis, ecstasy, dissociatives, stimulants, opioids, etc)
- Services and Hosting
The search can also be customized by various other means, such as the payment method, what countries are being shipped to, currencies and more. You can choose category you’re interested in on top. Every category shows how many active listing it consists. If you want to set up special filters press Show filters button, set them up in your preferences and press Filter. Every listing card has short information about it.
If you put something to your basket, you’ll see Basket button on top of market page. It has 2 tabs, with listing you didn’t order yet and with listing you need to pay.
On first tab you can change amount, delivery and payment method and coin to pay. When you’re ready to pay press Save and Pay button, you’ll see page with one or few message boxes. If you order everything to the same address you just need to fill first one, if you’d like to use different addresses for different orders fill all of them. We recommend buyers to encrypt their address by themself to be sure that only shop staff will see it. If you don’t encrypt your message our system will do it for you. If you have not enough coins in your wallet on Processing tab you’ll see addresses and amount of coins you need to send.
Disputes can be raised only for orders with escrow, because FE means shop gets payment when buyer paid and market doesn’t have that money anymore and we can’t return it, so if you buy with FE you’re on your own. Mind it when you do orders. Buyer can raise dispute only when order has status Shipped. If after long period you still didn’t get your order or you got it, but it’s not what you wanted you can raise Dispute. Then market’s staff will help you to solve the problem with Shop. If market’s staff have to do refund to buyer, market will take 5% of price, that’s payment for our service. If shop does it, it’s free for buyer. When order is received or auto finalized, dispute can’t be raised, because shop already got his payment.
Same as with all darknet sites the usual security recommendations apply. Most importantly: 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.
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.
Corona Market Summary
Corona Market is a great site if you want to do your shopping on a central site: It offers most products that you can find on otherwise specialized sites – such as ssh tunnels and RDP access. On top of that, you will find a wide variety of drugs and consumables as well as guides, tutorials, and counterfeit items. Even if you’re not looking for something specific, Corona Market is a great site to simply browse at.