Table of contents
1.1 Before you start
1.2 Using reddit with Tor
2.A.1 Got problems?
2.A.2 Installing Tail
2.A.3 Important settings and tips
2.A.4 sETTING UP PERSISTENCE VOLUME
2.A.6 Backing up
2.A.7 [Optional] Install Debian packages on boot
2.B.1 Installing the host OS
2.B.2 Installing Whonix
2.B.3 Starting and Shutting down Whonix
2.B.4 Performance tips
3.1 Important tips regarding Bitcoin
3.2 How to buy bitcoins
Setting up your wallet
Transactions not getting confirmed
Multi-Sig guides (coming soon)
4.1 Creating a key pair
4.2 Importing a public key
4.3 Encrypting a message
4.4 Signing and verifying a message
4.5 Decrypting an encrypted message
4.6 Formatting PGP texts for reddit
5.1 Origin countries
5.3 Non-arriving packages
5.5 LE actions and how to counter them
5.5.1 Controlled delivery
5.5.2 Monitored delivery
5.5.3 Love letter
6.1 Installation on Whonix
6.2 Customizing the settings
7.1 Important tips for using markets
7.2 Using KeePassXs
7.3 Choosing a market
7.4 Choosing a vendor
7.5 Types of scams
7.6 How to be a good buyer
7.7 Getting a lawyer
7.8 Making a purchase
7.9 Giving feedback
7.10 IRL OpSec
7.11 Uploading images securely
8. Alternative communication securely
8.B XMPP / Jabber
Hello and welcome to the Darknetmarkets bible for buyers. The buyer’s DNM bible aims to be a complete guide that covers all steps that users have to take in order to buy securely from darknet markets.
It orientates itself on OpSec best practices and, if exactly followed, will greatly minimize the risk of you getting caught. There never will be 100% security, but with the help of the buyer’s DNM bible you can make it extremely hard and not worthwhile for law enforcement to catch you.
If you are a completely new user and have heard nothing or close to nothing about topic like Tails, Bitcoin and PGP, you will need several hours to go through this guide and follow the instructions. In fact, you will probably not be able to buy from darknet markets tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. It takes time to get the secure setup, which is described in the DNM bible, working. Once you finished the initial setup it will be pretty easy though. For future orders, you just have to repeat the same steps for ordering on the secure setup that you already have.
However buying from DNMs is not for everyone. If you have little computer experience and are not willing to invest much time, then you should stick to real-life sources and stay away from the DNMs. They will only get you into big legal trouble if you do not use them correctly.
If you are willing to learn and invest some time, then please read and follow every single step of the guide. If you run into problems please check if the DNM bible or the sidebar of/r/DarknetMarketsNoobsalready has that issue covered. If not feel free to make a post on this subreddit with a detailed description of your issues.
Some parts of this guide have gifs added to them which show how to do some of the steps. However these are just as additional information because software often changes and these gifs can quickly become outdated. Please read the guide first and the resources that are linked before blindly doing what is shown in the gif. If you get stuck somewhere you can watch the gifs which may clear things up for you.
The DNM bible is only possible because a lot of awesome people dedicated countless hours of their free time to writing the tools you will use when following the guide. So please show your appreciation to them by making a donation to
the tor project, Tails and/or GnuPG once in a while. If you have money to buy drugs, you also have money to reward the people who make it possible for you to order drugs safely to your front door.
If you happen to not know for what an abbreviation stands for and what a certain term means, please check out the darknet Dictionaryby deepdotweb.One last thing: if you notice some dead links or outdated information, please send a message to/u/wombat2combat[+1]
Happy reading and stay safe.
Before you start
So you are about to read how to commit felonies and reduce the risk of getting caught. While nobody except you and Reddit knows what exact pages you visit on Reddit, it is strongly recommended to not use your default browser for any DNM related Reddit activities. For example your browser could store the visited sites in his history and somebody else sees it when using your computer. Or Reddit sells the account data it has collected from you to other companies (e.g. for advertising purposes) and so others know that you are very interested in buying illegal drugs online. Reddit also tracks you across different sites and links your different identities (e.g. your Facebook account) together so they might even get your real name at some point.
It is extremely easy to protect yourself so that nobody knows that you even know about DNMs. So please take a look at the following chapter and follow the advice on there. It would be a shame if something that trivial ends up getting you prosecuted, wouldn’t it?
About video tutorials
There are also video tutorials available but it is not recommended to use them.
There are several reasons for that:
- You compromise your OpSec when watching them because youtube, for example, knows that you are interested in buying drugs online (since you can not watch youtube videos in the Tor browser, but you can easily read this guide using the Tor browser).
- They also miss a lot of crucial aspects that you need to know when buying.
- They are not cross-checked by many community members like the DNM bible but just produced by one single person and then published
- tl;dr stick to the DNM bible and if you still have questions that are not solvable by googling, you can make a post on/r/DarknetMarketsNoobs
Using Reddit with Tor
What is Tor?
If you have not heard about Tor yet or are not very familiar with it, please take a few minutes to read this interesting explanation of it. It is absolutely crucial that you understand it, because the whole guide builds on that knowledge.
Note: the Tor network not only allows you to browse normal, Clearnet sites (like reddit.com) but also onion-sites (also called hidden services). These are special websites which allow the visitor and the operator of that special website (the hidden service) to stayanonymous. So nobody knows the identity of each other. The DNMs you will use later in this guide is an example of such a hidden service.
About using reddit
Set security slider to high
When using the Tor browser on Tails you will have to do this every time you boot Tails again because you can only store bookmarks for your Tor browser, but no other Tor browser configuration files.
Whitelist on NoScript
Now when the above is done, click on the “S” symbol in the top left of the Tor browser and select “Options” from eh drop-down menu. Then switch to the “Appearance” tab and:
- check the checkbox for “Temporarily allow”, and
- uncheck the checkboxes for “Allow scripts globally (dangerous)” and “About NoScript”
- Now confirm the new settings by clicking on “OK”. The you just have to go to reddit.com, click on the “S” symbol again and click on the drop down menu entry “Temporarily allowhttps://www.reddit.com”
- Done! You can now create an account and make posts, write comments and vote with that account.