ToRReZ, Europe’s Largest Dark Web Cannabis Marketplace, Closes After 675 Days in Business
ToRReZ, probably the most popular dark web marketplace in Europe, closed after 675 days of operation, and was the only dark web marketplace accepting cryptocurrencies Bitcoin, Monero, Zcash and Litecoin. Many different illegal products are traded on ToRReZ. According to anonymous information, the platform operates the largest cannabis trade in Europe.
Transactions can still be completed
According to the operator, the dark web site should remain online for at least two to three weeks (Onion link) so that outstanding purchases can still be completed. However, the "register, upgrade to seller account and trade" feature has been disabled. According to their own statement, ToRReZ operators will not be able to help if users lose their access data, passwords and keys. They also point out that phishing is the reason for not receiving payments or goods - and there is nothing the platform can do about it.
"The whole world is going green."
Although ToRReZ will soon cease to exist, operators may still come back with something else. "The whole world is going green. Maybe we'll join that trend at some point." ToRReZ operator and administrator Mrblonde said, adding, "Those who still want to say something to him can do so through Dread, the largest English-language dark web forum equivalent to Reddit. In order not to fall prey to imitators, used keys should be checked against known keys."
Mrblonde offers well-meaning advice to ToRReZ's existing customers that they should use their "common sense" when choosing a new marketplace to trade on: it's better to move to smaller markets, as larger ones are more likely to close.
Introduction of ToRReZ
We are the group of the "free internet" enthusiast, which decided to make a difference. ToRReZ is the first "Community Driven Market." What does that mean?
We are open to our users for any suggestions, improvements, the feedback they might have while using ToRReZ.
Unlike many other markets, we decide to provide a truly safe environment for vendors and buyers. Our primary focus is to eliminate any possibility of causing any harm to users or vendors in case the market will get closed. That is why we encourage all users to use Multisignature payments if possible.
Because we claim that we are Community Driven Market, we decide to put a lot of resources and energy into a properly working support system and the market overall. We are doing our best to serve every user in a timely fashion. We believe that none of the market users should be left with no response to their questions, concerns. Our main goal is to answer every query for up to 24 hours.
Nowadays, markets are mostly based on the same software, making it more recognizable and more vulnerable. We took a different approach and designed the whole market from scratch by ourselves. What is more, we put a primary focus on the market's usability - something that is forgotten recently.
ToRReZ shutdown statement.
ToRReZ Shutdown Statement Dread link.
ToRReZ section of the Dread forum:
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