Empire Market copied Alphabay Market design and was build to appear like the Albhabay Market. Empire established itself as top market after the fall of Dream and Wall Street Market. Empire Market has its forum same like Alphabay Market, but Empire closed forum after some time and used Dread as a platform to discuss about Empire Market. Ironically, before exitscamming Empire market’s head moderator Se7en launched a new Empire forum, after some disagreements with Dread admin Paris. Empire Market was DDoSed in July, 2020 for one week straight forcing admins into abandoning moderators, vendors and users. Empire remained operational from Feb, 2018 to July 2020.
Since, Empire Market copied Alphabay Market’s design. Users were already familiar with the UI and how to navigate on the market. It has never been any problem for the users, since they had all features which were exact similar to the Alphabay Market. Depositing coins was easy and users were able to deposit bitcoins, monero and litecoin easily onto their market wallets. Vendors had similar vendor panel and creating listings was easy for them, they never complained about it. - Alphabay Market design - Support for Monero, Bitcoin and Litecoin - Bitcoin 2 of 3 MultiSig implemented - Fully-functional autoshop for all members looking to buy fulls or credit cards. The autoshop which had a card checker! - Lottery system for the users - Forced 2fa for the vendors - Escrow system for the buyers. FE system for the trusted vendors - Support for multiple UI languages, and multiple cryptocurrencies Forced 2fa for vendors: Vendors can only access the market, with 2fa. It helped them against phishers and hackers. 2Fa was optional for the buyers. Scam Hunt Program: Similar to Alphabay Market, Empire has a scam hunt program and Empire hired people to educate users against scam tactics and general defrauding tricks performed by the scammers. PGP encryption: Optional PGP encryption as well as autoencryption facility is available for the users. Users can encrypt the drops and addresses. Pin enabled purchase and withdrawals: Empire market made it mandatory to use user generated pins for purchasing anything or for withdrawing the funds.
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