White House Market has been the biggest dark net market since Dark Market has been seized by police, but it seem it all comes to an end today.
Mr.White, the admin of White House Market has announced on Dread that he has decided to shut down the site.
The first stage will be stopping registrations for new users, stopping the ability for vendors to sell and for users to buy.
The site will remain online until all the disputes will be resolved and vendors and users will withdraw their funds from the site.
The full anouncment can now be found on the site on log in and on the main page.
It is a great loss to the darknet community. White House Market was a well run market by a good support team with high uptime and good scam detection team. Forcing users to use PGP and Monero has kept both the site vendors and buyers safe from LE and it is very sad to see such a good market shutting down.
If you are looking for a new market to use now the WHM is shutting down we suggest you to check our top darknet markets list.
Mr_White full announcement-
We have reached our goal and now, according to plan, it's time to for us to retire. Effective immediately user registration and ordering have been disabled, everything else (yes, withdrawals included) is working as usual. We will keep the market online for a limited time until open orders are finalized, disputes handled and coins withdrawn. We don't know how long that will take but don't expect to come back 6 months from now and find the market up. All market rules are still in effect so users (both buyers and vendors) should not try to take advantage of the situation and scam, the feedback system is still working and will be shared with Recon and other markets. Because this week's featured listings and stickies won't generate any revenue vendors who paid for them will be refunded via their market wallet. Vendors can now advertise the markets where they operate on their vendor profiles however direct contacts are still disallowed. For alternative markets check out Superlist on Dread, the ones listed there are established and going strong. Keep in mind any market can disappear at any time and for what ever reason (exit scam, law enforcement operation, hack, technical issue and so on) but markets like Monopoly (true wallet-less, direct deal) and Versus (enforced multisig) greatly minimize damage. You can also give a chance to new markets, we all have to start somewhere. Thanks everybody for your business, trust, support and of course for placing decent amounts of money in our pockets. We may come back some time in the future with a different project or we may not. Meanwhile be on the lookout for phishing or copycats, if it's not signed by us it's not us. Good luck and stay safe.