A Comprehensive Guide to the Incognito Market

This article will walk you through all you need to know to connect to Incognito Market on the dark web.

Incognito, a smaller, drugs-only darknet market, was established in early 2021. It hasn’t gotten as much notice as other of its competitors, and it’s still flying under the radar of the darknet market community. Incognito was formed, according to the market’s terms of service, “to make the danger of obtaining drugs on the streets nearly non-existent.” The market has prohibited the sale of opioid-type narcotics (such as heroin, oxycontin, fentanyl, and others) and is relatively rigorous regarding the things that can be hosted.

It has a number of problems as a minor industry that has yet to properly establish itself, such as a lack of classifications. This can make browsing goods relating to your interest difficult, even if some categories have only a few pages. Incognito has an old-school account wallet system, making it vulnerable to an exit fraud. Furthermore, it does not accept multisignature or per-order payment options. On the plus side, Incognito does support Monero, which we strongly prefer over BTC for darknet market purposes.

We like how Incognito strives to reimagine the darknet market purchasing experience from the ground up, using a new approach to market construction. For starters, Incognito can be searched by listing or vendor, providing vendors with a better opportunity to market themselves to returning buyers. Incognito also has a distinct casino component, however we didn’t have time to investigate it.

We also like that Incognito encourages the usage of PGP and requires two-factor authentication when logging in (meaning you will have to decrypt a message each time you want to log into the market). While it does not require PGP encryption, it does have a “autocrypt” capability, however the market itself advises against using it (in short, you should always PGP-encrypt any shipping or other sensitive information when sending a message to a vendor). Unfortunately, Incognito Market is currently too small to be intriguing, but possibly in the future it will attract a broader range of merchants (and items).

The Fundamentals of the Incognito Market

  • Cryptocurrencies accepted: Bitcoin (BTC), Monero (XMR)
  • Total Product/Service listings: 2,100+
  • Listing Categories: Benzodiazepines, Cannabinoids, Dissociatives, Psychedelics, Stimulants, Miscellaneous
  • Multi-signature escrow? No
  • Finalize Early? Yes
  • Cost of vendor bond: $300, $1500 for FE (free for established vendors)

Prior to Beginning

Before you attempt to use Incognito Market or any other darknet market, you should have a basic awareness of the following topics. Among them are the following:

  • How to send/receive cryptocurrency. phone hosts discoverysville hosts discoverysville hosts discoverysville hosts discoverysville hosts discoverysville hosts discoverysville hosts discoverysville hosts discoverysville hosts discoverysville hostssville Juli (XMR). Before going, you must be comfortable with the idea of sending crypto to another address. Aside from that, it’s a good idea to understand how to properly store cryptocurrency and keep it away from prying eyes. We encourage utilizing Monero wherever possible because it is better for OpSec.
  • How to use the Tor browser. The Tor browser is what allows you to access hidden sites (with the suffix “.onion”). To utilize Incognito Market, you must not only have Tor installed, but also understand how to use it in order to preserve the highest level of privacy possible.
  • How to practice good OpSec. OpSec is an acronym for Operations Security, which is the practice of putting yourself in the shoes of an enemy in order to reduce the amount of information you leak that can be used against you. In terms of internet use, proper OpSec involves never reusing login names or passwords, never transmitting coins directly from an exchange to a darknet market, and generally disclosing as little information about yourself as possible when using the darknet.

Disclaimer: This guide is intended for research purposes only and should not be taken as legal or other advice. The authors of this handbook do not support unlawful conduct in your jurisdiction or others. You use the information in this guide and/or Incognito Market at your own risk.

Don’t Be Duped

One of the unique features of Incognito Market is its captcha system, which asks you to enter two missing characters from the market’s URL. This appears to be a simple task, except that the URL provided in the captcha does not always correspond to the URL of the mirror you are presently viewing. This is the market’s way of compelling you to double-check that you are on the correct link. It’s a good idea to keep access to the primary market link, which looks like this:

Keep in mind that the most common way to lose money while purchasing on the darknet is to get phished, which is why you must ensure that you are only using genuine market links before making a deposit.

Making an Account

After passing the captcha and confirming that you arrived via a legitimate link, you’ll be sent to the main login screen, which looks like this:

Press the “Register Now” button to begin the account creation procedure. The account creation screen is straightforward because the market simply takes the most basic information to get started.

After entering a username, password (twice), and completing the captcha, click the “Register” button. Following that, you’ll be taken to a screen that displays an Account Secret and Mneumonic (sic). You will need this information to verify your account if you are ever locked out for any reason.

After saving the Account Secret (1 word) and Mneumonic (6 words) somewhere safe, click the link and accept that “both are irrecoverable.” You will then be returned to the login page.

You’ll see that, in addition to your password, you’ll be required to input your “Secret Word,” which is the same as your Account Secret. Enter this information, together with your username and captcha solution, then click “Login.” You will then be sent to a welcome screen where you can choose to Browse the Market or Start Betting. To begin exploring the market, select the first choice.

The following message is displayed on the main market screen to newcomers:

Incognito Market is a market that prioritizes both usability and security. With a small, focused personnel team and nothing unnecessary or bloated to stymie your progress. It has NEVER BEEN EASIER to find your happiness in a pill.

Please verify your mirror with our PGP key at all times, check our canary, and go through the terms of service and FAQ sections thoroughly before making your initial transaction.”

While this may appear to be a lot of homework, it is definitely necessary reading for anyone looking to place their first order on Incognito Market. You are welcome to browse the market before knowing the details of how it works, but we encourage that you familiarize yourself with the process as stated before deciding to deposit coins there.

Making a PGP Key

Click the Settings icon in the top right corner of the screen to enter your PGP public key, which will be required to decrypt communications transmitted from the vendor or other parties. It appears as three sliders and is located directly above the beginning of your username. Scroll down until the Update PGP Key text box is visible. This is where you’ll paste your PGP public key, which should look something like this when typed correctly:

To proceed, press “Update” after pasting the PGP key. You will then be shown a message that has been encrypted with your public key. Decrypt it using your PGP application (such as Kleopatra or GPG) and paste the results in the text field underneath the message.

To proceed, click “Proceed.” A popup window will then appear alerting you that your PGP key has been successfully updated. That’s all. You will now be ready to start placing market orders.

Making a Down Payment

Incognito Market employs the classic account wallet structure, which means you must first fund your market account before placing an order. Because using this approach increases the danger of an exit scam, we recommend limiting your risk by just depositing enough funds to cover one order at a time. This manner, if the market falls (for whatever reason), you will only have lost one order’s worth of funds.

To make a deposit, go to the top right of the screen and click on the dollar sign circle icon. Hovering over this will display the current Bitcoin and Monero prices. You will be taken to a message screen that displays your current balance in BTC and XMR. To proceed, select the “Deposit” option.

Incognito, unlike most markets, does not generate a deposit address for you. Simply press the “Request New Address” bar to accomplish this. Before making your initial deposit, be careful to read Incognito’s caution about their addresses:

“All requested addresses are only valid for six hours.” Please utilize adequate fees to ensure that your money are confirmed within the time frame.”

Basically, wait until you’re ready to make your first deposit before producing the address. This may appear uncomfortable, but it is preferable to simply accept the market’s recommendations rather than argue with them about their policies. To proceed, click “Proceed.” After that, you will get a popup window that states “Request Successful.” To proceed, click “Dismiss.” Addresses and QR codes for both BTC and XMR will now be displayed.

Remember to generate new addresses each time you make a deposit. This will help you prevent delays in crediting your account.

Exploring the Incognito Market

As previously stated, Incognito is a smaller market, and because the administration have severely limited the types of things available for sale, it only has six categories, none of which are separated into subcategories:

  • Benzodiazepines (80)
  • Cannabinoids (721)
  • Dissociatives (100)
  • Psychedelics (403)
  • Stimulants (657)
  • Miscellaneous (154)

Unlike most other darknet markets, Incognito Market is divided into sections rather evenly, both of which are represented as menu options near the top of the screen: Listings and Vendors (there is also a “casino” component of the market, but we won’t get into it in this tour). As the titles suggest, you can search the market by listing or vendor, which is useful for individuals who want to stick with the same sellers rather than seeking new ones.

  • Browse by Listings. Click for the normal view of listings, complete with filters and keyword search. Makes it easy to find an item by category.
  • Browse by Vendor. Click to view the market by vendor. Also has a search box and is sortable by sales and vendor score. Makes it easy to find experienced, trusted vendors.

Clicking on the Listings menu tab, as in most other markets, exposes a grid of the market’s items:

Here we can see the various sort choices as well as some basic information about each listing, such as the vendor’s name, the price and quantity, the vendor’s ship-from location, and the product category. When you click on an object, it displays more detailed information about it:

Here we can view images of the item, the price, the quantity in stock, the discounts provided, the coins accepted (not all vendors accept both BTC and XMR), delivery choices, and whether the vendor is FE-enabled (if so, they will have a special auto-finalize time of 6 days as opposed to the usual 12).

We enjoy how Incognito Market acknowledges the value of having strong merchants and rewards them by making it easy for consumers to find them first. Here’s an example of how the market appears when you browse by Vendor:

This screen provides some basic information regarding the vendor’s experience. You can also tell that the market isn’t very active because the vendors were arranged by sales descending, and the top-selling vendor had only 57 sales (especially because the runner-up has just 16 sales). You can also find out if the vendor is FE-approved, their vendor “score” (based on sales and feedback), and their Recon stats, which is a darknet site that tracks vendor sales across several marketplaces.

Clicking anywhere in the vendor tile displays more detailed information, such as the vendor’s number of listings, a personal introduction, and shipping and return policies. The following are some advanced stats on the merchant gleaned through Recon:

Here we can see this vendor’s complete feedback profile, pulled from seven different markets. This info is especially handy for those who would like to determine the overall experience and trustworthiness of a vendor before placing an order with them. Below this is the vendor’s PGP key, which you must import to encrypt shipping information with if you are planning on placing an order with them.

Making a Purchase

After you’ve discovered an item you want to buy, chosen a quantity, a coin to pay with, and double-checked the shipping option(s), click the “Checkout Now” button to begin the order placement process. In order to check out, input your encrypted shipping information here:

We strongly advise you to use your own PGP client to encrypt your shipping details. It merely takes a few extra minutes and is regarded the right thing to do in terms of OpSec. Check to ensure that you are okay paying the price listed above and that your shipping information has been encrypted. When you’re ready, click the “Confirm Checkout” button to submit your order. If you have enough money in your account to cover the order, it will be placed and the merchant will begin preparing it for shipping.

If you have a FE order (you will be notified of this prior to checkout), the vendor will have 6 days to ship it before you declare the order as finished. Before giving cash to the seller for non-FE orders, ensure you have received your item and determined it is to your liking. Because money for non-FE merchants automatically release after 12 days, you should register a dispute before then if the order does not come or is not as expected. Otherwise, when placing an order on a darknet market, it is considered appropriate etiquette to release the cash as soon as possible.

The status of your order may be found under the “My Orders” menu tab at the top of the screen. Keep in mind that all orders on Incognito will auto-finalize within 12 days (except for FE orders, which will auto-finalize in 6 days), so if you haven’t gotten your order by then, be sure to prolong it or register a dispute before then (unless you are comfortable that the order will arrive shortly thereafter – some international orders may take up to 30 days for delivery).

While Incognito is recognized for providing relatively good customer service and staying in contact with their community, we recommend that you never use the dispute option. This is achieved by only working with reputable, experienced providers who know what they’re doing. Most suppliers work hard to protect their image, although issues can arise from time to time. Every time, we encourage attempting to address an issue with a vendor before taking it to the level of dispute.

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Summary

Overall, Incognito Market doesn’t have much to offer that larger, more sophisticated darknet markets don’t already provide. It is limited to a small group of experienced dealers, each with only a few hundred transactions. For whatever reason, vendors have simply not been drawn to it; perhaps because the ecosystem is already crowded with better options. The market’s reliance on the traditional deposit system and lack of advanced payment choices could be major contributions to its lackluster success thus far.

Having said that, Incognito just began a push to encourage new vendors to join, charging a reasonable, fixed commission of 5% on each sale and allowing consumers to search the market by vendor (this provides visibility for vendors they might not get elsewhere). Incognito appears to go out of its way to create a nice experience for all users, doing their utmost to provide a virtual environment to ease the exchange of cryptocurrency for narcotics. We recommend trusting this market with enough coins for one order at a time. Beyond that, it’s a risk, as is typical with the DNM course.

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