Today we’re going to show you how to use the Apple Market. This market is fairly new but has managed to get a great reputation so far. It allows multisignature and traditional ecrow. Balances and traditional escrows are held by the market, so exit scams by the market are possible. The market has a decent variety of products and an very simplistic and easy to use interface. It’s a good market overall and a good alternative to the more popular ones.
Part 1 – Protect your privacy
Step 1: In order to access any darknet market, you’ll need Tor Browser. TOR allows you to conceal your location by redirecting Internet traffic through a network of nodes. Click here to go to the Tor Browser download page and download the version that best suits your O.S.
Step 2: Although the Tor Browser conceal your location and usage from anyone conducting network surveillance or traffic analysis, your Internet Service Provider will be aware that you’re using the Tor. To ensure maximum security, you can install a quality VPN. You can find a list of VPN providers here. There are a lot of free VPNs, but remember that they are probably worth what you pay for them: Nothing. So do your research and choose a VPN that is good and cost-efficient.
“When using a VPN Service it will hide your identity and location while also encrypting all of you internet traffic from everyone including your internet service provider. This technology will also protect you from identity theft and hacking when using free wifi because everything is encrypted.”
Step 3: In order to communicate on the deepweb markets, it’s advisable that you use PGP encryption. This ensures that in case the market is shut down by LE, your conversations will not be read and your address will not be revealed. One thought to keep in mind is that not all versions of GPG are created equally, so avoid using online GPG methods such as iGolder and those utilizing BouncyCastle libraries. PGP will also be used to activate 2-factor authentication.
Part 2 – Create and fund a Bitcoin wallet
Step 1: Click here to download the Electrum wallet. Download the version that best fits your O.S
Step 2: Install the setup and create a new Standard wallet.
Step 3: Go to “Addresses” and use one of the addresses there to receive your Bitcoin with. It’s advisable that you use one address per transaction.
Now that you have created a Bitcoin wallet, you can fund it. Bitcoin can be acquired on an exchange like Kraken or Bitstamp, but these require you to reveal your identity to a third party. You can also buy Bitcoins with cash or cash by mail using LocalBitcoins or Paxful. This ensures a higher degree of privacy. Bitsquare is also an option.
It is also advisable that you use a Mixer when funding your account. Bitcoin Blender (onion address) has been around for quite some time and it is one of the most used mixers.
Now that your wallet is funded with clean Bitcoins, it’s time to create an account on the market.
Part 3 – Creating an account
Step 1: Click here to go to the Apple Market
Step 2: Solve the Captcha and click “Submit”
Step 3: Enter your account info and then click “Continue”
Part 4 – Configure your account
Step 1: Your account has been created! Enter your login info and click “Login”
Step 2: To go to the account settings page, click your avatar as so:
Here, you can set up your account details, including PGP, security image (avatar), your multisig key, 2-fa and more. We’re going to start with PGP
Step 3: Add your PGP public key to the correct field and click “Save”
Step 4: Now, scroll down and add a security image by clicking “Browse”
Step 5: Choose your image and click “Open”
Step 6: Click “Save”
Step 7: Now, if you want to use multisig, which we advice, add your wallet private key to the Multisignature key field and click “Save”. If you don’t have one, follow the next part of the guide
Part 5 – Get a private/public key for multisig
If you’re familiar with Electrum, you can use it to sign multisignature transactions. Just choose one of the addresses created to sign the multisig transactions. If you don’t want to install/use Electrum, you can always use Coinb.in to easily create a wallet and use it for the Apple Market.
Step 1: Click here to go to coinb.in
Step 2: Click “New” (1) and then “New Address” (2)
Step 3: Now click “Generate” to create an address
Step 4: Save your address and keys (public and private) in a safe place. Don’t lose any of the keys. (Click “Show” to see your private key)
Step 5: Now copy the public key and paste on the multisignature field, then click “Save”
Part 6 – Fund your account
Step 1: Click “My Wallet”
Step 2: Click “Generate Address” to get a deposit address
Step 3: You will be shown a wallet address. Send your coins to it. Remember: Only send coins to this address once. After coins are received you need to generate a new address to receive payment. Sending coins in multiple payments to this address may result in financial loss.
After a bit, your coins will be credit, as we can see below:
Part 6 – Search for an item
Now, it’s time to pick our “poison”! If you don’t know what you’re looking for, feel free to browse through the categories. If you do know what you want, however:
Step 1: Click “Home” to go to the listings
Step 2: Now scroll down and you’ll see the search tool below the categories. Enter a the item you’re looking for. We want to learn about hacking, so that’s what we’ll type
Step 3: Now, you can narrow down your search by selecting the multiple filters below. In our case, we only care about the category, mostly because we’re looking for a digital item. So we’ll choose “Guides” as a category.
Step 4: Scroll down again and click “Search”
Step 5: Now simply browse through the listings until you find what your heart craves
Part 7 – Check the seller’s feedback
Step 1: Once you find an item that gets your attention, you’ll want to click the vendor’s username to check his reputation
We can see that the user is fairly new due to having only one star rating. However, the user’s rating is close to the maximum at 4.78
Step 2: Click “Reviews and Feedback” to see the detailed feedback from clients
Step 3: Check what the clients have to say. The more positive reviews, the better
Step 4: If the seller seems trustworthy, then go back to the item page to complete the order. Our vendor is fairly new, but has all positive reviews and allows multisig and escrow, so we’ll buy from this user. As a rule, choose a vendor with the best possible feedback.
Part 7 – Buying an item
Step 1: Once you’re back on the listings, click the item to see the detailed item page
Step 2: Check the item details and description
Step 3: If the product details & description satisfies you, choose the quantity (1), shipping (2), then click “Add to cart” (3)
Step 4: If you want to continue browsing, Save changes and continue. Now, if this is your only item, click “Checkout”. For us, this item will suffice
Step 5: Since this is a digital item, we’ll leave the following field empty but when buying a physical item, you’ll need to leave your address in the correct field, seen below:
Step 6: Confirm the order details and click “Complete Order”
Your order is now being processed and your funds are in escrow. We now have to wait for the item to be shipped/delivered
Step 7: Once you receive your item, confirm that it is as described and click “Finalize Order”
If the item is damaged or didn’t arrive in time, click “Dispute order” to get a refund
Done! You can now shop from the Apple market with ease! If you have any doubts just check out their wiki.