After these events, the number of black marketplaces in the darknet has only increased:
2015 — Evolution (various illegal products), closed.
2017 — AlphaBay and Hansa (drugs), liquidated.
2019 — Dream Market (drugs, databases, fakes), closed; Wall Street Market (drugs), closed; Valhalla (illegal products), closed; DeepDotWeb (Dark web news and index website), withdrawn from the darknet.
2021 — DarkMarket (drugs, databases, counterfeit money), closed.
Darknet market in numbers: prices and main trends 2022
Unfortunately, black marketplaces appear in the darknet like mushrooms, and the market itself has become more dynamic from 2021 to 2022 than in 2020:
The number of sales has increased. 9 thousand active black merchants report thousands of transactions for the purchase of fake identity cards and credit cards.
The inventory of stores has expanded, new categories of goods and services have appeared — hacked accounts, fraud with cryptocurrencies and web services.
Prices on the market are declining, which attracts the attention of potential buyers.
But the prices on darknet marketplaces in the period from February 2021 to June 2022, according to PrivacyAffairs: