Mega Darknet Market Link – megadmeovbj6ahqw3reuqu5gbg4meixha2js2in3ukymwkwjqqib6tqd.onion
Much like Hydra, Mega is vendor-focused, encouraging users to shop via vendor rather than by search result. This is because most deliveries are made using the “dead drop” system, where packages (“treasures”) are left in discreet places for pick up by the customer. You must also reside in Russia or a nearby territory to use the market (other countries where “shops” are located include Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, and a small handful of others). While there have been other Russian-language markets active since the downfall of Hydra, Mega is currently the most popular and appears to be the most trusted.
Mega sports a round selection of physical items, digital items, and services, with major drug categories including Marijuana, Stimulants, Psychedelics, Ecstasy, Opiates, and Dissociatives. They also have sections for carding, hacking, software, guides, and array of unique services not often seen in other markets (including courier and management services). Items can be located by using the search feature and/or an advanced assortment of filters which include category, location, drop type, quantity, and price (displayed in RUB, USD, EUR or BTC).
Cryptocurrencies supported by Mega include Bitcoin (BTC), Monero (XMR), and Tether (USDT). Most shops will accept any of these currencies for payment. All orders placed through Mega use the market escrow, as most orders are done using the dead drop system. The market features an in-built exchange where customers can swap BTC, XMR and USDT for each other in one of six different exchange pairs. It also features a BTC buy service through vipbit.biz where users can purchase BTC using RUB. Orders are placed according to location and can vary in price depending on the location.
- Abundant selection of listings and shop-serviced locations
- Simple registration process
- Accepts 3 different cryptocurrencies (BTC, XMR, USDT)
- Services mostly Russia and nearby countries/territories
- Hard to locate vendors that will ship internationally
- All payments reliant on market escrow (no multisig or per-order payment option)
Mega Market URL – megadmeovbj6ahqw3reuqu5gbg4meixha2js2in3ukymwkwjqqib6tqd.onion
In all, Mega seems to be the go-to Russia-speaking market at the moment, and quite possibly the best successor of Hydra. It has managed to attract quite a few former vendors and customers over the last few months and seems to be a reasonably reliable option for those in that region. If this does not include your location, you will likely want to use a different market. Mega’s reliance on the old market-controlled wallet and escrow system does make it a candidate for an exit scam, but for now it appears to be a fairly competent and trustworthy operation.