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The main means of settlement on the darknet are cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, which also ensure the anonymity of the parties. Thanks to this, the darknet can exist almost autonomously.
Briton Jamie Bartlett, one of the worlds leading experts in the field of the impact of modern technology on society, actively researched the darknet and compared its work with the work of online trading platforms. According to Barlett, the functionality of the darknet is in no way inferior to modern e-commerce sites and is completely focused on the needs of buyers, including customer reviews. Many drug dealers bought drugs on versus market links
"First of all, sites on the darknet are used for drug trafficking. Every year, tens or even hundreds of thousands of such transactions are carried out on such sites, payment is made in bitcoins. Then the goods are delivered to the specified address - like ordinary things bought on Amazon or Ebay. The only difference is the fact that in this case everything happens anonymously, "explains Bartlett.