Elysium literally means, 'a state of great happiness', and who wouldn't want that from a darknet market? Not of course to be confused with the cult classic PC game Disco Elysium, although you may well find plenty of products on offer here which are well suited to a disco. Back to the topic in hand, Elysium Market has a strong resemblance to Revolution Market which many people may remember, which in itself was very similar to AlphaBay 1.0. That means many will be immediately comfortable when navigating its pages, but does this mean it's a good all round user experience?
Disclaimer: The information provided here is for educational and research purposes only. Torhoo does not promote, condone or accept any liability for any illegal activity that may occur when using Elysium Market.
Next, you will then receive a mnemonic code in case you ever lose you password. Ensure you copy and save the mnemonic as this will be the only way you can restore your account. You can then proceed to logging in with your newly created account.
Once logged in, you'll see the latest community news and featured listings. You can conduct a search from the bar at the top, of select from any of the options in the header banner.
Domestic items are subject to a 6 day escrow time, with international transactions subject to 15 days. Digital items will finalize after 3 days. Escrow can be extended once by up to 7 days, but only when there is less than 24 hours left on an order, so be sure to login at the right time if you need to extend, as this gives quite a small time window compared to other markets.
Vendors can join the platform by paying a bond of $250, but there are waivers available for those with 25 or more sales on other platforms, including private vendor stores.
Search results are displayed in a grid format which shows a brief product description, vendor name and level, price (in the local currency specified within your account settings) shipping from location, a photo, supported cryptocurrencies, and star rating. Note that products are shown as 5 stars by default if they do not have any existing ratings.
By clicking a vendor's name (in red), you can view their entire product range and all feedback they have received on the market. You can also see details of any disputes, including which of those they won or lost. Details of last login, how long they've traded for on Elysium, and their sales numbers from other markets (such as AlphaBay, Bohemia, Tor2Door and Darkode Reborn) are also shown. This is also where you'll find the vendor's PGP key, which will be important if you wish to make a purchase from them, ensuring you can communicate securely.
Before making a cryptocurrency deposit, be sure you're not on a phishing site (check your onion link against those listed on Torhoo).
Once the funds are in your wallet, select the item you want from the product page and provide your shipping information. You are strongly advised to encrypt your information with the vendor's PGP key, which is conveniently provided at the bottom of the order page. If you're not yet familar with PGP encryption, we have a detailed guide on how to use PGP.
Most users will want to select 'Regular escrow', but for those wishing to use Multisig, select this option instead and then follow the instructions. We recommend paying with XMR if you can as this is the faster, more secure and has much lower fees when compared to Bitcoin.
Submitted and completed orders can be viewed in the 'Orders' area. When the vendor accepts, ships or cancels the order, it will be displayed here and you will receive a notication. Once your order has arrived, you can then mark it as received and leave feedback for the vendor. In the event of an issue, you can first opt to extend the escrow by 7 days, then if the matter is still not resolved, you can raise a dispute which will then be reviewed by market staff. We always recommend messaging a vendor first before disputing any order however so that the vendor has an opportunity to resolve the situation themselves. Disputing without contacting a vendor first means you are less likely to be successful in the event of a dispute.