WeTheNorth took the place of the recently closed CanadianHQ darknet market. The market provides illicit goods to residents of Canada. For the time being, you can find its website on the clear internet.
WeTheNorth aim is “to provide a safe environment so that Canadians are able to purchase safely, scam-free and away from the street violence, drugs and other items that are more potent, cleaner and safer to use.”
While the market is new, vendors from CanadianHQ have rushed to kick off their offerings. There exists a wide array of listings, with the availability of french language also.
|WeTheNorth Market URL||http://hn2paw7zpqvofsxzwooijoutg3od3vfziqpybrqqycvfnb6jayg4j4qd.onion/|
|Number of Listings||3,700+|
|Vendor Bond||CAD $100|
|PGP||Forced for Vendors|
|2FA||Forced for Vendors|
|FE||For Trusted Vendors Only|
|Multisig||No Multisig option available|
|Affiliate||10% of profit|
|Bug Bounty Program||No amount specified|
|Language Support||English and French|
|Instant Withdraws||No, up to 24 hours manual withdraws.|
|Date Market Opened||July 2021|
Not all markets require registration, but others do. Some markets were created to open their registration to the masses for free, while others intended to keep them exclusive and charge a fee to sign up. WeTheNorth market requires registration, but there is no associated fee that users need to pay.
You also don’t need an invite to register yourself on the website. You only access all of the contents of the market by registering.
As for registration, the market asks for three basic details such as:
- A username
- A password
- And a 6-digit PIN
None of these details demands your personal information, which is one of the plus points in terms of your security.
WeTheNorth Market User-Interface
Like many other darknet sites, WeTheNorth features the popular layout of the AlphaBay market. It is not to say this is a bad thing—it’s copied because it works well with users, and it means that people have had a good experience with the design, which makes it easier for them to use it.
Users can access the various pages using a grey bar on the top menu, such as the messages, profiles, orders, and support pages.
There is also a list of Top Suppliers on the left sidebar. This greatly helps locate reputable and dependable suppliers directly. Users do not need to examine vendor profiles individually.
The market has fewer than 4000 marketplace listings at this time. There are few products for sale, but that’s likely to change. The market will have more offerings when you read this WeTheNorth review.
WeTheNorth features varieties of categories, such as
- Fraud, Drugs & Chemicals
- Guides & Tutorials
- Counterfeit Items
- Digital Products
- Jewels & Gold
- Carded Items
- Other Listings
- Software & Malware
- Security & Hosting
Like any other darknet market, you can find various subcategories filled with identical spam-esque listings. But when it comes to the drugs category, WeTheNorth has different vendors available with low sales, and many of these vendors are easily recognizable by the regular Canadian darknet market customers.
Each listing page on WeTheNorth can be annoying as it’s listed with featured listings that are irrelevant, but the website is otherwise easy to use and understand.
Payment Policies and Accepted Crypto Coins
Currently, the market allows users to deposit in BTC and XMR. We recommend using XMR because it provides more anonymity than BTC, which is easily traceable through the entry made on the blockchain.
Surprisingly, Monero deposits on the market are not made automatically. Once you’ve sent the Monero to the market, you need to manually contact the support staff to get them transferred to your account.
Admittedly, this is old-fashioned, time-consuming, and redundant. Monero provides better privacy than Bitcoin, so we believe this should now be automated. On the bright side, WeTheNorth only valid deposit addresses for one deposit only to increase privacy.
There doesn’t have to be any minimum required amount to deposit, as long as the transaction fee is paid. The marketplace asks for 3 confirmations for a deposit before it’s considered successful.
Sadly, the market does not include wallet-less transactions, making users deposit funds into the market and not allowing the option to pay from an external wallet. It is probably one of the disappointments users face on the WeTheNorth market.
It also raises the risk of exit scams. However, on a good note, this increases the speed of payment and limits the external deposits to your account.
We recommend only keeping the amount you will use to cover one order—the lesser the footprint, the fewer the chances of being tracked.
Currently, there is escrow for orders, and vendors are not lent FE privileges. Direct Pay and Multisig payment options are not in the pipeline, which means users’ funds are entirely dependent on the mercy of the marketplace. If it went offline, the chances of your funds getting lost are also high!
WeTheNorth Market Withdrawal policies
Unlike other darknet markets, withdrawals at WeTheNorth are allowed. Users have to pay. However, the fee tends to be more with an increase in the amount.
WeTheNorth Vendor Policies
The WTN market offers the lowest prices for vendors! It provides them with a vending fee of $30.00. For vendors, it may seem like a good deal, but from a buyer’s perspective, the low vendor bond can invite a lot of scammers to the website.
However, the WTN market, which is entirely aware of this situation, has taken the step to bring an escrow system to eliminate scams.
The WeTheNorth website displays a mnemonic code when you first sign up that helps to recover your account in case you lose access to it.
Upon signing up, the website asks users to set a 6-digit PIN. It serves the purpose of protecting your funds. Additionally, if you forget your password or someone hacks your account, they still won’t be able to transfer the amount if they don’t have your PIN.
The website also has a 2FA that’s activated through a PGP key. Before you log in, the website will display a PGP-signed message that you need to decrypt to access your account. This feature ensures that your account won’t be hacked even if the hackers have access to your password.
WeTheNorth Market Forum
Individuals in the marketplace can effortlessly gain access to the forum as well. No exceptional login credentials are needed, as you can use your market login and password combination to access the forum.
You can check customer reviews for the vendor and their items in this forum. In addition to this, there’s a discussion section where admins and buyers discuss various topics, including OPSEC, drugs, guides, and many more.
No, it isn’t. The layout is somewhat identical to the Empire market. But the market isn’t claiming to be an Empire market as all of its users and market policies differ from Empire Market.
Anyone! You only get to pay a one-time vendor fee of $30. Remember, this fee is non-refundable.
Yes! By navigating through the vendor’s profile, you can look at the vendor’s trust levels, orders completed, several disputes, etc.
As per conditions mentioned in the market policies, it states that WTN doesn’t store logs of a user’s data. Any market activities, including your deposits, orders, and addresses, are permanently deleted from the server.