How To use PGP for darknet markets

With PGP, your private key is used to verify your identity every time you sign a message, and thus should equally be safeguarded. For the purposes of this guide, we’re going to use GPG Suite which is designed for Mac. Windows users can install Gnu PG instead or similar open source software. If you’re wondering what the difference between PGP and GPG is, incidentally, the latter stands for Gnu Privacy Guard, and is simply a more up to date version of PGP. To all intents and purposes, however, they’re the same.

Setting up GPG Suite

GPG Suite comprises four pieces of software: GPG Mail, GPG Keychain, GPG Services, and MacGPG. Hit the download button and the 25 meg file will install on your desktop within a minute or so. Run the standard setup guide, which will auto-install the software on your Mac, and then open GPG Keychain. Your first task is to create a new key, which will be used to sign and decrypt all communications you send and receive. Gpgtools has a good guide to creating your own key pair, which can be summarized as follows:

    1.    Select ‘New’ from the top left of the GPG Keychain console.




    2.    Enter a name, email address and strong password. (Note: you don’t need to use your real name or real email address – nor should you if you’re intending to use this key on the darknet.)

    3.    Decide whether to have your key uploaded to a public server, so others can easily import it and message you. If you’re creating this key solely for use on the darknet, you’re better selecting ‘No.’ Note that once a key has been uploaded to the key server, it cannot be removed.

4. Select ‘Generate key’ and after a few seconds your new key will appear in GPG Keychain, with the words ‘sec/pub’ (secret/public) and a green bar to show it’s valid. Now that we’ve covered the setup process, let’s take a trip and run through the ordering process on Nemesis Market.

Why do I need to Use PGP with Nemesis?

Using PGP means your address is encrypted with the vendor’s PGP key. This means that no-one else can see your address other than the vendor with their key and the password. If the server gets seized by law enforcement then your address will not be visible or decoded by anyone other than the vendor. Not encrypting the address is dangerous, as anyone can read the data that has been sent to the server. Be sure to always PGP and make sure you’re data is safe. We’re now going to show you how to encrypt a PGP message for a vendor on Nemesis Market Darknet Market.

In order to see the vendor’s pgp key you need to click on their profile in order to see the PGP public key. This looks like a long string of characters and needs to be copied and pasted into the the PGP software. Once it has been copied and pasted, you’ll be rpesented with the option to import the key into the program. This then allows you to sign private messages for the vendor, as in, your address or other important sensitive messages.

Now the key in downloaded you now need to enter your address to encrypt for the vendor. This is easy to do, simply enter your address and choose the key of the vendor to sign for. See the image below. For Windows or other operating system this process is extremely similar, and easy to do. You can download the software via a simple google search. Now the key is signed you need to paste it into the order page so that the vendor can decode and see the address or message that has been sent to them.