Utopia (marketplace)

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Utopia
Utopia darknet market logo.png
Type of site
Darknet market
Available in English
URLggvow6fj3sehlm45.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]

History

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]

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References

  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.