A Helpful Guide to the Bohemia Market

This article will walk you through all you need to know to access to the Bohemia darknet marketplace.

Bohemia, which was founded in mid-2021, is an emerging darknet market that is expected to grow significantly in the near future. Bohemia, which now has around 3,500 ads, is heavier on drugs listings and lighter on digital listings, and it struggles to fill some of its more exotic divisions. It employs the standard market escrow and account wallet mechanism, although it does support XMR in addition to BTC. Bohemia lacks several of the more advanced payment options, like as per-order fees and multisig escrow, but it compensates by providing a well-thought-out order placement experience.

The market design is distinctive, and the administrators have gone out of their way to provide a distinctive darknet experience that appears to blend popular aspects from other markets. Bohemia keeps things simple and compartmentalized, emphasizing user security and OpSec where it belongs. It has an active community on Dread, with vendors advertising their wares and the admin keeping everyone up to date on the latest developments. It also connects each vendor to their Recon page, giving customers a more complete picture of their behavior.

The paperwork department is one area where Bohemia falls short. Even their explicit regulations are simple: no restricted products (whatever that means), no spam, no impersonating the administration, and always encrypt “sensitive/private” material with PGP. There are no in-depth discussions of wallet systems, escrow alternatives, FE, and so on. We appreciate that Bohemia employs a creative captcha technique known as the “DDOS Defender System,” even if we (almost) always got the time wrong on the first try.

Bohemia also tries to incentivise sellers by implementing a configurable coupon code system that lets vendors to offer the user a percentage off certain listings. They also feature a unique vendor rank up system (as well as a buyer leveling system), yet it appears that experienced vendors are still scarce on the market. Although the market’s wallet mechanism makes it a prime candidate for a rich exit scam, they appear to be committed to offering the finest darknet market experience possible without losing this element of control.

Basic Information About Bohemia

  • Cryptocurrencies accepted: Bitcoin (BTC), Monero (XMR)
  • Total Product/Service listings: 3,500+
  • Listing Categories: Benzodiazepines, Cannabis & Hashish, Dissociatives, Psychedelics, Ecstasy, Opioids, Opiates, Prescriptions, Steroids, Stimulants, Fraud, Counterfeit Items, Digital Products, Software & Malware, Security & Hacking
  • Multi-signature escrow? No
  • Finalize Early? Yes
  • Cost of vendor bond: $100

Prior to Beginning

Before attempting to use Bohemia or any other darknet market, the user must have an intermediate understanding of the following technological subjects:

  • Buying and selling cryptocurrencies. To utilize the market, you must have at least an intermediate understanding of how crypto transactions work, which includes sending and receiving cryptocurrency. We encourage purchasing Monero (XMR) and using it whenever possible because it outperforms Bitcoin (BTC) in the darknet market.
  • Tor is a web browser. To ensure your anonymity while doing so, you must have the most recent version of the Tor browser installed and understand how to use it effectively.
  • OpSec. OpSec, which stands for “operations security,” is the practice of putting yourself in the shoes of an enemy in order to identify ways in which they could use your internet actions against you. If you’re not sure what this means, take some time to learn about it before proceeding.
  • PGP. PGP, which stands for Pretty Good Privacy, is an encryption standard. You must be comfortable encrypting and decrypting messages with PGP. This involves learning how to authenticate a message sent by others and, if necessary, sign a message sent by yourself.

When using these markets, the difference between completely understanding what you are doing might mean the world, and we recommend waiting until you are comfortable with the procedure and how it works before placing your first order. When it comes to something as delicate as this type of undertaking, there is no such thing as being under-prepared.

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 Bohemia at your own risk.

Don’t Be Duped

Make sure you receive your market link from a reliable source, and utilize the same connection whenever possible. Never look for a link on the clearnet, especially on a social media platform like Reddit, as you may come across a phishing site link and lose any funds you may have deposited. As a result, whether looking for links for Bohemia or any other darknet market, stick to the same reliable sources.

Making an Account

After ensuring that you’ve arrived at an authentic (verified) Bohemia login page, the first thing you should do is click the text under the Login button that states “Don’t have an account yet? “Register right now.” This will take you to the account creation screen, which should look like this when completed:

Please keep in mind that the following fields must be filled out:

  • Account name (displayed to other market users)
  • Password (twice, don’t forget to save this someplace secure along with your account name)
  • Security PIN (twice, between 4-8 digits)
  • Captcha

After entering your information, click “Register.” You will now be taken to a screen that displays your secret mnemonic phrase, which looks like this:

As stated in the article, you will need this 12-word sequence to regain access to your account if you are locked out. After you’ve checked the box that confirms you’ve copied these words to a safe location, click “Continue.” You will then be asked to re-enter the 12-word phrase. After doing so and hitting “Continue,” you’ll be sent to the PGP key entering screen. In order to receive communications from vendors and other users, you will paste your PGP public key here.

Making a PGP Key

You can skip this step if you want to look around the market before committing to anything, but we encourage completing it now to get it out of the way. To begin, paste your PGP public key into the text box and click “Add PGP Key.” You will then be prompted to decrypt a message to validate your ownership of the key. Copy the message and decrypt it with your PGP software, then paste the decrypted contents into the box below, which should look like this when filled correctly:

To proceed, click “Verify PGP Key.” Following that, you will be asked to complete the registration by selecting the default currency in which you want listing prices displayed, deciding whether or not to enable 2-FA (we recommend enabling this option if you are concerned about others gaining access to your account), and selecting a random login phrase.

The login word is important since it will be displayed each time you check in to remind you that you are on an authentic Bohemia site. If you don’t see it, you’re being hacked. After entering the aforementioned information and clicking “Finalize Registration,” you will be taken to the main market homepage and may begin browsing.

Enabling two-factor authentication

Bohemia basically requires all users to do this by reminding you with a permanent banner, so it’s best to get this out of the way early as well. Enable 2 Factor Authentication by checking the box above your PGP public key in your User Control Panel’s Settings tab.

Fill out the captcha and then click “Update.” If everything goes as planned, you will be returned to the Control Panel screen with a green banner reading “2 Factor Authentication enabled,” and you will now be required to decrypt a message encrypted with your specified key before logging in to the market each time.

Making a Down Payment

When you initially log in to Bohemia, you will discover that you have two unread messages by default. To bring them up, click on this link, which will show you your available deposit options:

Bohemia now accepts Bitcoin (BTC) and Monero (XMR) as payment methods; we advocate utilizing the latter whenever possible. The deposit address is a little difficult to find because you must first mouse over your username in the upper-right corner of the screen, then pick “User CP.”

You’ll notice a number of options relating to your account and its settings here.

First, click Wallet to open the wallet settings panel, and then select the coin you want to deposit (BTC or XMR at present; for the purposes of this guide, we will be depositing XMR). Make certain that the “deposit” option is selected. Following that, you will be presented with a screen displaying your XMR deposit address in two formats: QR code for mobile payments and text for all others:

It is important to note that the deposit address changes each time you make a deposit, so avoid depositing to the same address twice. We recommend that you use Bohemia’s “Verify Address” feature at least for practice. When you press this button, a PGP-signed message appears on the screen. Decrypting this message with your private key demonstrates that you are making a deposit into a market-owned account.

You should see the following message after decrypting the contents of the popup:

On (your username), the Monero address 8xxxxxxxx was generated (Bohemia mirror URL). If the address and/or URL do not match, please DO NOT deposit and leave immediately, and instead look for a real mirror.”

You are set to go if the address matches what is listed as your current deposit address. We recommend depositing an hour or so before placing an order, and never depositing more than you need for one item at a time. This will lessen the impact if the market falls suddenly for whatever reason.

Exploring Bohemia

Bohemia is designed differently than other marketplaces and can be difficult to navigate, with filter options only appearing on specific panels. After scrolling down on the main page, you’ll see the featured listings and item categories on the left column.

You’ll also notice a search tool to the left of the Featured Listings to help you discover the product you’re looking for. The following categories (and subcategories) are used to categorize items on Bohemia:

  • Benzodiazepines (Pills, Powder, RCs, Other)
  • Cannabis & Hashish (Buds, Concentrates, Edibles, Hash, Prerolls, Seeds, Shake, Synthetic, Tropicals
  • Dissociatives (GHB, Ketamine, Other Dissociatives)
  • Psychedelics (LSD, Other Psychedelics, DMT, Mescaline, Psilocybin)
  • Ecstasy (MDA, MDMA, Pills, Other Ecstasy)
  • Opioids (Oxycodone, Heroin, Tramadol, Methadone, Other Opioids)
  • Opiates (Codeine, Dihydrocodeine, Morphine, Opium, Pills, Thebaine, Other Opiates)
  • Prescription (Sleeping Pills, Sexual Medication, Sedatives, Pain Killers, Muscle Relaxers, Other Prescription)
  • Steroids
  • Stimulants (Cocaine, Crack, Meth, Adderall, Study Drugs, Pressed Pills, Speed, Other Stimulants)
  • Fraud (Methods, Services, Identification Documents, Accounts, Tools, Cards, Other)
  • Counterfeit Items (Clothing, Metals, Watches, Jewelry, Money, Other)
  • Digital Products (Gaming, Pornography, Entertainment, E-Books, Other)
  • Software & Malware (Malware & Botnets, Cracked Software, Genuine Software, Other)
  • Security & Hacking (Exploits, Methods, Exploit Kits, Services, Hacking Software)

Cannabis & Hashish is by far the most popular of these categories, with a well-rounded range of different marijuana-based items supplied by vendors from all over the world. They also have a good amount of listings in their Psychedelics, Ecstasy, and Stimulants Categories, with the remainder being a little lighter. Although there are some counterfeit things on Bohemia, the remainder of the categories are only for digital items that can be found on any other darknet market.

When you click on a listing, it displays its details, which include a description, total sold, FE status, coins accepted, price (in BTC and XMR – most vendors accept both), and some basic vendor information, such as positive feedback percentage and orders completed:

You can also examine the item’s feedback as well as some advanced information about the vendor obtained via Recon. You can also read more about the product by clicking the PsychonautWiki link located beneath the Recon feedback button. Following this comes more shipping information, followed by a product description written by the vendor. Underneath this are frequently the vendor’s policies, which are well worth going carefully before placing your first order with a merchant.

Making a Purchase

When you’ve identified an item you’d like to buy, choose the Shipping Type, Coin (Bitcoin or Monero), and Quantity (1 or more). When possible, we advocate utilizing Monero (XMR), which is significantly superior for OpSec needs. Then, click the Add to Cart button. While it is possible to handle orders to numerous vendors at the same time, we recommend keeping things simple at first and sticking to one vendor.

Then, in the upper-right corner of the screen, click on your cart. Before entering your shipping information, make sure you are pleased with the quantity, shipping choice, and currency selection. This information must be encrypted using the vendor’s PGP key. It’s worth noting that Bohemia provides you with the vendor’s PGP key, which you can view on screen by clicking the “View Merchant PGP Key” link under the Shipping Notes text box. Copy the key and import it into your PGP application, then use the key to encrypt your shipping details and paste the encrypted contents into the text box on the order screen. When pasted, it should appear like this:

After you’ve double-checked the order total, click the green “Checkout” button next to the total amount. If you have enough coins in your account to cover the purchase, the order will be delivered to the seller, who will begin the delivery procedure. When it comes to delivery on Bohemia, there are no hard and fast laws, but merchants who appreciate the value of doing business will do their utmost to process and ship your purchase as soon as possible.

In this aspect, Bohemia differs from other markets in that it provides the vendor with a great deal of flexibility in the terms they desire to set while accepting orders on the market. This is why it is critical to read over the vendor’s policies before placing your first order with them. If you are placing a FE order, make sure to mark it as received once you have gotten notification that it has been dispatched. For any other orders, make sure to release the payments to the seller as soon as you receive it and judge it is satisfactory. The seller will not be paid until you complete this task.

If an order does not meet your expectations or you do not receive it at all, you can register a dispute instead of releasing the payments to the vendor. You will be requested to supply all evidence to back up your claims, and the market will then ask the vendor to reply and present their own evidence. Based on the information supplied, the moderation team will make a judgement and either restore the monies to the buyer or the merchant. We urge that you avoid getting this far by dealing with knowledgeable vendors wherever possible. This is one of the most crucial aspects of a good darknet market experience.


Bohemia is a new, mid-sized darknet market that primarily sells drugs. Though it still lacks product availability in some areas and experienced merchants overall, Bohemia is ready to rise to the ranks of top-tier marketplaces if it can earn greater community trust. Its centralized wallet architecture and absence of more advanced order payment kinds make it less than ideal in this sense, as the likelihood of exit scam increases as the market grows more popular.

However, we believe Bohemia has some decent potential for the time being, and losses from an exit scam scenario can be limited by simply having enough cash on the market to cover one order at a time. The moderators’ vocalism and readiness to communicate with their users in a public forum (Dread) indicate that they are concerned about the long-term success of their market. As other markets collapse around them and sellers seek new homes, they will gradually relocate to Bohemia as long as it maintains its current course and lifespan.

Bohemia Market URL: boh75g7wqppzbw43tvqx2sllihy25qzjmquzqsua5eemq7vxgx6rikqd.onion

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