Since 2011, Carnegie Mellon University has been involved in research on online anonymous marketplaces (also referred to as "dark web markets," "onion markets," "cryptomarkets..."), which has resulted in a number of publications [1,2,4,5,6], and contributions to larger pieces .
This website provides a visualization and query interface to our data. Instructions and frequently asked questions are here.
The actual database(s) behind this website can be obtained from IMPACT CyberTrust. Registration is free.
We offer to the general public:
In addition, eligible parties can request, through IMPACT, the full, non-anonymized data for all datasets. Requests for full, non-anonymized datasets, are handled on a case-by-case basis, and require the signature of a memorandum of agreement. Please refer to the IMPACT CyberTrust website for more information (eligibility, usage restriction, etc).
We are monitoring a number of other markets as of 2019, and are in the process of analyzing some older, historically important markets for which we have data but we haven't had a chance to distill yet. We expect to make this data available in 2020, with a six-month to one-year delay.
Contributors to this project (in alphabetic order) are: Nicolas Christin, Kyle Soska, and Jeremy Thomas.
Please contact the PI, Nicolas Christin <email@example.com>, if you have any questions.
This research was partially supported by the Department of Homeland Security Office of Science and Technology (Cyber Security Division), under agreement number FA8750-17-2-0188, and contract number N66001-13-C-0131 (jointly supported by the Government of Australia and SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific), by CyLab at Carnegie Mellon under grant DAAD19-02-1-0389 from the Army Research Office, and by the National Science Foundation under ITR award CCF-0424422 (TRUST), and CNS-1223762.
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