Online drug sales are increasing all over the world. Thanks to the rise in popularity of the darknet marketplaces, this trend will carry over to the next few years. Interestingly enough, the Dutch are leading the charge in online drug sales. Mostly ecstasy is being sold through Netherlands-based encrypted webshops, whereas cannabis only represents 9% of all orders.
The darknet allows people all over the world to buy and sell any goods they like. Bitcoin is the most commonly used form of payment, although it may be replaced by Monero very soon. Unfortunately for Bitcoin, it does not possess the privacy and anonymity traits deep web users seek.
Dutch Sellers Dominate The Darknet Drug Landscape
The growth of darknet marketplaces should not be underestimated by any means. Drug sales are among the most common transactions to take place through these encrypted webshops. A recent study by the Dutch justice ministry goes to show the country is one of the leaders in online drug sales.