We The North Market
I love how this darknet market branded itself as they did form after the biggest market of Canada (Canady HQ) went into darkness. In little time at all, they did managed to come out as the star of territory. Isn’t that how the true stars are born? The universe contracts, expands, collapses and waves turn into matter; matter turns into ashes, only to be born and die again. Or in this case a maple leaf analogy may be more appropriate. Anyway, time for this review to grow and branch out.
We The North Market Links
You will require the Tor Browser in order to access We The North Market. This is completely free and available for Windows, MacOS, Linux (all distros), iOS and Android.
Key Facts about We The North Market
|Bitcoin (BTC) only
|Fraud, Drugs & Chemicals, Guides & Tutorials, Counterfeit Items, Digital Products, Jewels & Gold, Carded Items, Services, Software & Malware, Security & Hosting
|14 day escrow, Anti-bot protection, DDOS protection, PGP 2 Factor Authentication (optional for buyers, mandatory for vendors), Forum, Sports Bet Panel, Credit Card Autoshop
We The North Market, Never the South
As a Canada only market, if you're living elsewhere, then this isn't the place for you. We The North delivers anonymity to its users by requiring zero personal information, and protects users from scams through the dark web market standard of a well-established escrow system. Bilingual service is offered in both English and French to cater to all Canadian citizens. Maybe this is how England may have looked if the French had successfully held control over it due during the era of many wars. I digress.
The UI and UX
The user interface of We The North will be immediately familiar to dark web veterans, since it uses a very similar layout to the original AlphaBay, which was in turn used by Empire Market, World Market and several other long dead markets.
It's pretty easy to find everything you want and you can search by entering text, browsing categories or using a range of advanced filters to sort by variables such as price.
The Money Part
Each user has a dedicated wallet which is used across the market, credit card autoshop and sport betting areas of We The North Market. Bitcoin and Monero are the two cryptocurrencies accepted. You'll need to wait for 3 confirmations for Bitcoin before your wallet balance is confirmed, or 10 for Monero. Either way expect to wait around 20-30 minutes. If you have read our other reviews here, you would know which one would be our choice, which is of course Monero due to being faster, cheaper (in terms of transaction fees) and entirely anonymous. If you are not familiar with crypto confirmations, check these by clicking on TDIX in your preferred wallet or crypto platform, and it will show you how many have been completed in real time.
Remember, try not to send Bitcoin directly from an exchange to the market for security reasons. You should first transfer funds to a non custodial wallet such as Electrum or Exodus. What's that, you want a guide on how to do this? Well, here's one ready made for you. We're nice like that!
We The North charges a fee of 5% to vendors from every sale, but no cost to buyers. Remember, don't conduct any off market trades with vendors and you'll lose escrow protection. If any vendor attempts to get you to trade outside the market by offering a discount, assume it's a scam and report them.
Laying Down the Law
We The North does not allow uber evil stuff like assassinations, fent or human trafficking which makes me pay more attention to them because any market which allows them is causing me an instant - close the page reaction.
WTN has a pretty standard 2 week auto-finalize timeframe for physical goods and 2 days for digital ones such as credit cards. You can leave a feedback for up to one month after purchase, allowing plenty of time to test out your wares. In the event of issues you can raise a dispute or a support ticket, and these are typically responded to within 24 hours. Otherwise, doxxing, out of market trading and any form of scamming are strictly prohibited. Standard.
Final thoughts on We The North Market
To sum up, the team behind We The North appear to be good guys who are intent of offering a market which is safe, scam-free and non-violent. I give them a generous 5 stars, from the bottom of my heart. Those outside Canada can be very jealous of now having access to this market, but don't fear, there are plenty of alternative markets to check out.