ASAP Market was first established in January 2020 as ASEAN Market, rebranding shortly thereafter as ASAP Market in March 2020. It’s a TOR-only all-purpose darknet market focusing mainly on the sale and purchase of illicit drugs, which its developers tout as representing a new era in darknet markets.
Shopping & Payment
Visitors to the darkweb storefront can freely browse all the listings on the site without having to create an account; an account only becomes necessary for making any purchases. ASAP market sorts the over 6000 listings from sellers on the platform into different categories, of which the majority are drug-related.
Users browsing the site will find listings for stimulants and methamphetamines, MDMA, ecstasy, speed, cocaine, cannabis, steroids, opioids, psychedelics, as well as drug paraphernalia, and virtually any other illicit and prescription drug. Apart from drugs, the market offers digital and physical categories of counterfeit and fraud-related goods and services.
ASAP Market accepts payments through Bitcoin (BTC) and Monero (XMR). The platform allows Finalized Early (FE) transactions with trusted vendors as well as escrow transactions but does not, however, allow for MultiSig on any escrow transactions.
The site features a search bar at the top of the page for easy browsing without requiring an account. Several categories are presented to users on the left-hand side of the page, under which users are given conversion rates for BTC and XMR into various fiat currencies. Listings show pictures of the items or services for sale, followed by descriptions and pricing information.
ASAP Market is allegedly well-known as the #1 darknet market for the number of novel security features of its market platform. What remains to be seen is how effective all of these innovative features will be in securing the privacy and security of users on the darkweb. The system is certainly elaborate, but only time and use will tell if it proves to be a success or a failure.
The darknet market was the first to introduce DeadDrop transaction support with an integrated Maps feature. This feature includes darkweb camera surveillance reports, plus identity safeguards consisting of aliases and secret phrases to secure shipments and deliveries.
Additionally, ASAP Market heavily promotes its “Scam Hunter” and “Fake Review Detector” (FRD) features. Scam Hunter tracks and identifies users reported to have scammed others in deepweb transactions before canceling any ongoing transactions with the scammer and refunding affected parties.
FRD detects and deletes fake reviews while finding vendors posting them. Evidence of fabricated reviews is posted publicly, so any potential buyers are made aware of the basis for accusations of review fabrication.
As added levels of security for its users ASAP Market utilizes 2-FA (PGP) along with the unique security PIN generated during the user signup process as a form of “fund protection”. This prevents unauthorized withdrawals of user funds without providing this security pin, even if your password has somehow been compromised.
ASAP Market is a potentially great darknet market for buyers looking to browse listings before committing to making a purchase. But, based on reviews on private forums, its dubious payment options leave much to be desired as escrow orders can be automatically finalized without ever being received or even sent. FE orders have a high potential for fraudulent activity since they are non-refundable, and vendors can just as easily migrate their activities to other accounts.
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