Nemesis Market is a vendor- and community-oriented darknet marketplace that combines several successful features of its predecessors in a unique market/forum hybrid. Since the beginning of March 2022, it has been completely updated to allow anyone to familiarize themselves with what is on the market before they really have to create an account. The Nemesis Market currently has about 60,000 listings, making it smaller, and most of these ads are for digital products and services. The forum aspect of Nemesis seems to be almost as important as the market itself, since users can comment on almost every update made by administrators, and participants are invited to interact with each other on the forum as much as they want.
One thing we've noticed about the "new" version of Nemesis Market is that they seem to be actively catering to suppliers now, having recently introduced 10-day automatic fulfillment for physical orders and instant FE status for all suppliers with over 100 good reviews . . However, they state that they are now only accepting suppliers “with good reviews in another market.” This means no new sellers, which is great for buyers on Nemesis. Interestingly, the market has also moved from only Monero to accepting Bitcoin; a move that defies the latest trends. Finally, the marketplace claims to use a built-in mixing service that breaks the connection between buyer and seller funds.
The list of listings featured on Nemesis Market changes randomly each time the category page is refreshed. Preference in the list depends not only on the vendor's reputation, but also on their ability to promote Nemesis to an external audience. The vendors appear to be concentrated in the UK and EU, although there are some US vendors as well. We were also able to find a few suppliers from Australia and South America. It seems that veteran vendors have also been able to enter the market, although customers are not in a hurry to buy them yet.
The rules of the Nemesis marketplace that sellers must follow are relatively lenient compared to many other darknet marketplaces. For example, Nemesis is one of the last marketplaces to have a subcategory for items containing fentanyl. In addition, Nemesis has a huge number of hacking and scam-related listings, including malware/botnet listings, exploits, and even hacker services for hire. This may sound great to some, but this market is likely to become a target for international law enforcement agencies, and potentially competing markets. Therefore, we recommend using extreme caution when using the Nemesis Market, including always encrypting messages with sellers using PGP and using XMR for any purchases.