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Interview with Oasis Market Admin

Oasis market, one of the newer markets offering a business model that is pretty unique in the DNM scene, considering the amounts of money and risks involved – and operating as a 0% fees market making its only profits from donations (even the vendor bonds are refundable).  We had the chance to conduct a short introduction interview with the admin, and here it is:

Can you provide some proof that you are indeed the admin of oasis market?

The admin PGP key can be found here: http://oasisnvwltxvmqqz.onion.market/support/pgp

What made you request this article?

We think that DeepDotWeb is a standard now, so we would like to let all your visitors know what we think and what we do.

As some people wanted to know, Are you related to any past markets in any way?

No, this is our first darknet project and we aren’t related with anyone of the scene.

You seem to be the new cool and likable kid on the dark net markets – and it seems that you know your way with marketing, yet your incentives remain unclear, why would you run a non profit market and risk yourself in that way? (“ideology” is not an acceptable answer in the post Ross Ulbricht era).

We are actually doing pretty good with the donations, so this is totally working as business model. We already made more than 5 BTC, won’t say exactly how much.

Ok but why would you take that risk – we all know how it  MIGHT end?

We have been visitors of the community and we have seen what people think and how people react when an exit scam happens. We like this world, we don’t think we are doing something bad, we are taking the risk because we really want this to happen, time will show and pay back for sure!

What differentiate you from other markets beside the no fees?

We are serious about this, we already gave proof of it on Reddit and on the tickets, we are running this as a normal business, not like a ghetto thing. We always listen to everyone because we want Oasis to be better and better!

Why won’t you drop the escrow and offer only multisig transactions to increase trust and mandatory PGP messages (both for users and admins)?

We are giving total freedom to our users, but we obviously encourage everyone to always use Multisig and PGP. We have recently added the possibility to encrypt the private conversations messages within just one click, even if we always suggest to always manually encrypt everything.

What i always wonder about skilled developers is why would they take the illegal route?

We chose this route because we enjoy the illegal world, this is the truth. The legal route would have been full of papers, taxes, office hours, etc. This is a total different thing, this gives us the possibility to live our lives as we really want, without anyone telling what’s good and what’s bad. And obviously because if everything will work out, we will earn a lot of money, we can’t deny that, everyone likes money.

So you might introduce fees at some point?

No, never. We have got a lot of projects being developed right now that will bring in more and more money for sure. If we will ever need to introduce fees to be able to go on, we will refund everyone and we will close everything.

Any interesting experiences you can share as a market admin?

Yes, we are really enjoying the diversity between vendors who need help, we feel good when we get compliments and when we solve problems or add requested features, and of course we are loving so much all the people who donated and trusted us. We didn’t have the opportunity to talk with any other market admin yet, and we didn’t get any extortion of any kind. People probably try to hack us everyday, but we are experienced developers and Oasis has very strict rules on what users can and can’t do.

Any safety tips you want to emphasize to people considering to start using your market?

Yes, of course! Use tails, or whonix (even better). Don’t use Windows. Never give out personal information, and when you have to, PGP encrypt everything. Backup login and passwords on encrypted external storage, and encrypt your hard drives as well. Use multisig, and if you really don’t want to use it, use one time payments and never leave funds on markets wallets. Oasis is really easy to use, and if you will ever encounter any problem, feel free to open a ticket!

Anything else you want to add to our readers?

For all the people who don’t believe in us, we highly suggest you to just visit Oasis and check out what it feels like in first person. Vendors can sell at lower prices because of the no fees rule, so even just that should be enough to be worth a visit, but as we said, that’s not where we stop, we are going to offer more and more services in the future.

Thank you for the interview, we hope to see your market growing safely for long time.

15 comments

  1. Vanity, my most favourite sin

  2. Thank you for providing this interview.

  3. Dear readers,

    OASIS IS THE BEST! WE OFFER 10% OASIS DISCOUNT!

    We could make this possible, because oasis ask for no fee.

    GOOD LUCK OASIS.

    Kind regards,

    DCS

  4. If this is your first darknet project and you aren’t related with anyone of the scene — Then why you use same source code like Thug market place or The Real Deal !!! ???
    No connections? I do not believe!

  5. do they sell guns ‘n’ ammo?
    if they don’t then they’re not a serious DNM :>(

  6. Dude STFU WEAPONS ARE THE REASON FOR THE ATTACK ON DNM’S

    • STFU yr-self, eh?
      guns are the whole raison d’être of DNMs;
      you can buy drugs and other crap any-where….
      yeh…and… let them ‘attack’ DNMs….and the dw….let them do their worst….they hvn’t achieved too much so far :D

  7. InspectorDNM, You don’t even know what you’re talking about, THUG market wasn’t even working, Oasis has a really simple and easy design.

    • InspectorDNM

      I just said that real deal market changed their whole source code in exactly same time as oasis become into scene. oasis is online from 12-12-2015. Three months after was “the real deal market” changed their open source code to something which is very similar to what oasis is still developing. After that they stopped improving real deal market and focus into new attempt of scam.
      IMHO that kind of lucky coincidence doesn’t exists in whole universe. If you still do not able to see similarity then you need to visit eye doctor.

      /r/DarkNetMarkets/comments/3xe1ck/how_do_you_like_our_new_system_no_more_bitwasp/

      Do some research I’m so tired to provide more proofs.

  8. InternetRightivist

    business model is unreal how are u gonna pay staff?plus i dig deeper and some files ARE SAME as Thug market and TRD(maybe using same base?) anyway looks dodgy as shit when u dont know how u will make money…. ohh wait right LE takedowns on the way for all vendors of Oasis mhm

  9. OASIS = FAKE SCAMMERS LE

    OASIS is fake LE pigs 100%

    * he say he make 5BTC+ but that BTC divided between members do you think they live with only $400 USD in couple months if team is 5 member?

    * Source of marketplace is same as THUG market and old TRD before they get taken down. CLOWN ripper

    * FAKE skilled developer. real you can make $5K US monthly working startup etc.. but you run marketplace for $2000 donate after couple month? Also cost server etc not included lol

    * always online quick reply. you do not do anything in real becouse you run market right?? OR maybe you are LE and track customer because it your job?!?!

    IF YOU RUN MARKET YOU WANT TO SEE GOOD $$ OTHERWISE WASTE YOUR LIFE FOR NOTHING IF LOCKED UP!!! WATCH OUT FOR PIGS OASIS ADMIN BECAUSE IS LIE! BETTER STAY AWAY OTHER mARKETS R BETTER THEN THIS SHIT MARKET!!!

    • * Source of marketplace is same as THUG market and old TRD before they get taken down. CLOWN ripper

      Sure thing, you’ve got access to Oasis servers. THUG market wasn’t even properly working.

      * always online quick reply. you do not do anything in real becouse you run market right?? OR maybe you are LE and track customer because it your job?!?!

      Of course! That’s why we always suggest to use 2-3 multisig and manually pgp encrypt everything, that makes sense.

      “Lol running a no fee-market is 100% bullshit. Hahahaha. Thanks for letting me know about what market I should not trust. NO ONE will run a market with thousands of users sending questions to support EVERY day.. Its just impossible.”

      Okay, go to get scammed on others markets, we don’t care.

      We know all these fake replies are coming from others markets, we don’t care, we will go on anyway, time will pay back.

      Thank you! :)

      • InspectorDNM

        This only show further how your mind is working. I really doubt that any other markets admin waste their time with you.

        I’m just curious how long you’ll be here under name “oasis” :>

        I deeply believe that you have no previous history in any market :D lol

  10. Lol running a no fee-market is 100% bullshit. Hahahaha. Thanks for letting me know about what market I should not trust. NO ONE will run a market with thousands of users sending questions to support EVERY day.. Its just impossible.

  11. And now they have been down most of the day.

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