As stated in its website, Wall Street Market is said to have been developed out of the idea of providing a secure, fast, and appealing platform for trading in the darknet. It also features a number of interesting features such as its award system, a transparent user rating system, and a convenient EXIF remover for images being uploaded.
If you already have your bitcoins, you can already start making purchases on Wall Street Market as you access the site with the Tor browser. However, we advise against doing this since the Tor browser is not enough in ensuring anonymity. To be truly safe while using darknet marketplaces like Wall Street Market, it is important to use a VPN service and PGP encryption/decryption. VPN service is used to avoid leaving tracks of your online activities. PGP, on the other hand, is used to make sure that the messages you send or the information you share can only be accessed by you and your intended recipient. We have a simplified PGP guide so don’t be intimidated if you are new to this technology.
Wall Street Market has a really quick account registration process. You will only be asked for your username, password, and the CAPTCHA code for the session. After entering these details, you will have your freshly created account in a matter of seconds. You will then be automatically logged into your account. It’s an unbelievably fast process! Somehow, if you’re the skeptic type, the quickness might make you worry about your account’s security.
Nevertheless, we didn’t see anything objectionable with this process. You can just implement account security measures later on by going to your account control panel or dashboard (the landing page upon your successful account registration), like adding your PGP key, changing your password into a stronger one, and enabling automatic message encryption. Wall Street Market, though, does not come with two-factor authentication.
All newly registered accounts, by default, are buyer accounts. If you want to become a seller or vendor, you have to apply for it. To apply to become a vendor on Wall Street Market, you need to add a PGP key to your account. There’s nothing mentioned about the need to pay fees to get a vendor account. Unlike other darknet markets like Acropolis Market, Wall Street Market allows an account to be both a buyer and seller account.
On the top part, there’s the usual menu of quick links that point to the user control panel (User-CP), FAQ, Forum, Support, and Referral pages. On the left side, there’s the short list of categories and on top of it is the useful search bar. If you need to make changes on your account settings, just click on your account name on the upper right corner of the site or click on the User-CP link on top.
Wall Street Market has a relatively short automatic session timeout (as compared to the other darknet markets we have already reviewed). It’s a reasonable duration, though. We have nothing to complain about this since this is part of the site’s security measures. You just have to be aware that if you leave the tab or window idle for a few minutes, you will be logged out so you will have to enter a CAPTCHA code and to log in again if you want to go back to your account again.
Furthermore, you have the option to change the language of the site (English or German). You may also set the quality of your thumbnails (no thumbnails, bad quality, or good quality).
• Jewelry and Gold
• Carding Ware
• Software and Malware
Security and Hosting
• Digital Goods
• Guides and Tutorials
As mentioned, there’s aren’t that many listings and vendors on Wall Street Market. The listings are presented with a good deal of details. Some are presented in grid view (in boxes) while others are in rows. The grid view listings come with images, (usually descriptive) product names, prices, product ratings, vendor name (and link to vendor profile page), indicators as to whether the vendor is a “Trusted” vendor, vendor level, shipping details (from and to), and payment methods (escrow, auto-accept, or multisig). The row view, on the other hand, has all of the details shown in the grid view except for the image, shipping details, and payment methods.
All in all, it’s a great experience browsing through the different categories and products offered on Wall Street Market. Pages load fast and the interface is notably intuitive. We just couldn’t be sure if the page loading speed is great because there are only a few listings on the site. We’re not sure if the site would behave in the same way if it already amasses thousands of listings filling out the site’s mostly blank sub-categories.
Like in most other darknet marketplaces, you will not be able to access these categories and listings if you don’t log into the site. You have to have an account with Wall Street Market so you can go over the variety of items it offers. Otherwise, you’ll be stuck with the login page.
Searching using the keyword “drugs,” for example, does not return any result. It’s because none of the listings on the site have the word “drugs” in their title or bodies.
Anyway, Wall Street Market’s search function also comes with filters. You can set how many items are to be shown per page, indicate a minimum rating for the listings to be included in the results, as well as indicate shipping (from or to), vendor activity, and payment details (multisig/escrow/first).
Wall Street Market has a system for indicating trusted vendors. Also be mindful of this as you evaluate your options. You will notice that there are some vendors that come with the green “Trusted” badge. They only earn this badge after Wall Street Market verifies the vendor account and ascertains that it provides good transactions based on their history in other darknet markets.
It’s not enough to solely rely on these vendor profile details, though. You also have to consider doing more inquiries about the vendors you are considering by going to the official Wall Street Market forum.
You may notice that Wall Street Market’s purchasing procedure is somewhat straightforward. Right after the buy now button is clicked, you immediately see an interface where you can enter your shipping option and shipping address, and choose your payment method.
You should be able to quickly figure out what to do next as you go into the next steps of the ordering process.
Escrow is the classic escrow system. If you choose this option, a bitcoin payment address will be generated to where you can send your payment. This payment will be held in escrow by Wall Street Market. The vendor will only be getting the payment after the delivery has been made or when the terms of the sale are already met. The buyer has to mark the order as “finished” so the payment can be released to be the vendor.
The first method, on the other hand, is like the “finish early” payment method done by other darknet markets. It means the payment is sent directly to the vendor. This payment method is supposedly only used with trusted vendors or those you have already had successful transactions with in the past. It’s not safe especially for first time purchases since you can no longer claim your bitcoins back in case the item your purchased does not arrive.
Lastly, for the multisig payment, Wall Street Market uses the ⅔ multisig method. This means that there are 3 key generated for the bitcoin transaction but only 2 keys are required to release the payment. One key is with the vendor, the other is with the buyer, and the third is with Wall Street Market. If the delivery has already been made, the buyer can sign the transaction off so the vendor can get the payment (after signing off the transaction using his/her key). Wall Street Market will intervene with the transaction and use its key if the buyer does not communicate with the vendor and enough time has passed to reasonably assume that the buyer has already received the item.
More details about these payment methods are presented in the FAQ page of Wall Street Market so just drop by the page for detailed instructions on how to do them.