White House Market – One of the largest darknet markets announces today “Bitcoin payments are no longer accepted”.
As from now, WHM will be accepting MONERO (XMR) only.
Here is the official statement and holiday changes the admin announced today:
- Withdrawal confirmation speed (the difference between the time a withdrawal is actually processed and the time it gets updated on site) has been greatly reduced. Processing time is still up to 24 hours.
- Bitcoin payments are no longer accepted. The 3rd party exchange API we used (Morphtoken) has suddenly decided to block access from Tor exit nodes and while this is trivial to circumvent we decided to respect their decision. The Bitcoin workaround was supposed to be there just to help with transition to XMR and as we are concerned it’s done, therefore we are now Monero only, just as planned. Monero is easy to get (yes, even in countries where it was “banned”), easy to use, the official GUI is much less buggy and the advantages of using XMR are obvious so there is no reason to use BTC anymore. We have some documentation in the user guide and /d/Monero is also a good place to start.
- About ordering (this goes for all markets not just for us): As you may be aware the postal system, even private couriers are a mess in most parts of the world because of the holiday season AND the global pandemic. Don’t be dicks and have patience with your vendors because it’s not their fault, if you expect your packages to land next day don’t rely on it. On the other hand scammers will definitely take advantage of the situation so keep an eye on your orders and escrow, extend your AF timers or dispute if that’s the case. Happy Holidays, enjoy your favorite controlled substances responsibly, stay safe and we will be around if you need us.