Black Pyramid is a new darknet market that was launched in early 2022. It is thus still on the small side, currently carries around 400 listings in all, and has yet to attract any established vendors of note. An internationally-oriented market, many of the vendors they do have are willing to ship worldwide. One of the first things we notice about Black Pyramid is that they support Litecoin and Dash in addition to the usual Bitcoin and Monero. For whatever reason they also support Bitcoin Cash and feature an easy-to-use mixing service hosted in the market itself. The market also has a very thorough helpdesk guide for newcomers.
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Black Pyramid features a sleek design with a secure feel and a novel captcha system (which can seem somewhat annoying at first). While unique and stylish, the layout isn’t quite hammered out yet and suffers from some bugs. Nevertheless, it is still quite navigable. We also noticed some loading timeouts which can be somewhat frustrating as you are often required to solve new captchas and even re-enter your password from time-to-time. Users must first create an account if they want to view the contents of the market.
As it is a newer market, Black Pyramid’s listing selection is relatively slim, and divided into the following categories: cannabis & hash, benzos, dissociatives, ecstasy/stimulants, opioids/prescription, psychedelics, carding/fraud, guides & tutorials, counterfeit, digital products, hacking tools, services, security, and other. With 180 listings, their most popular category by far is cannabis & hash, though they do have a moderate number of ecstasy/stimulant listings as well. The market currently hosts around 400 listings in all. While some vendors ship worldwide, many only ship within one country or continent.
Black Pyramid supports Bitcoin (BTC), Monero (XMR), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and Dash (DASH) as payment options. They also have a mixing service where the user can set their own fee (between 5-15%). In addition, they have an automatic conversion service that allows users to convert any supported coin into another (though fees are a bit steep at 10-15%). The market uses the standard account wallet system which means you must first top up your account balance before placing an order. Keep in mind that most vendors only accept BTC and XMR for order payment.
Black Pyramid Pros
- Unique, refreshing design, set to dark mode by default.
- Categories are well-divided and easily accessible.
- Supports 5 different cryptocurrencies, including 3 privacy coins.
- Offers 24/7 support and a thorough instructional guide.
Black Pyramid Cons
- Still very small, suffers from lack of listings and vendor selection.
- Most vendors only accept 1 or 2 of the supported coins.
- Bugs in the UI and captcha system, as well as long loading times.
- No per-order (Direct Pay) payment options.
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In all, Black Pyramid appears to have the basics in place for a successful, long-lasting darknet market operation, so long as they can attract more vendors and then buyers to their marketplace. We like the fact that they have taken a creative approach to market design, feature a mixing and coin swapping service, and seem to take user security seriously. However, given the fact that the market forces users to trust them with all coin deposits and escrow, the building of a positive reputation among the community may take some time.