Psycho Social Network 2.0: It’s a Secret to Everybody


As you may or may not know, the dark web tends to be kind of a secretive place (hence the word “dark” in its name).

In my earlier post Tor Social Networks: Oct. 2017 Update, I mentioned a site called Psycho Social Network, which is still active to this day. That makes me happy, because we psychos need to stick together.

So, I found out that its creators have made a new site by the name of Psycho Social Network 2.0. Notwithstanding, the second site is invite-only, and I’m not about to give out any invite codes.

If you want to join, you’ll have to become a member of the original site and get to know people; they then may give you an invitation.



The second site is a bit similar, though it uses a GUI that looks a little like Facebook’s (yes, I used the “F-word”). To be honest, a lot of the Tor social networks do the same thing. Hate on Facebook all you want, but up until recently, they have been the social network kings (though I hear that Snapchat is overtaking them in popularity).


Anyhow, PSN2.0 doesn’t seem to have a lot of activity on it just yet, which is probably due to its limited membership. I’m hoping that that will change, but again, anytime you have some sort of an exclusive group, you can’t expect it to have millions of members. In fact, someone made this point about the mythological “Marianas Web”; if it’s so secretive, there couldn’t be very many people on it!

Like the original, the second Psycho Social Network seems focused on comparable content. I was told not to go into specifics, however; again, if you want to find out, see if you can get an invite!

Because it’s called Psycho Social Network, I can’t help but expect to get friend requests like this, however:


Just kidding! Actually, most of the people I’ve met on PSN (both 1.0 and 2.0) seem pretty friendly. In fact, like some of them, I have a love of gore images and sick sites, as well as hacking and security. So I think we should get along nicely.

Contrary to popular belief, the dark web does not consist only of murderers and sickos (though there might be a few). I did see the occasional post or group that looked like a scam, but I’ve come to expect that by now. It is Tor, after all.

Anyway, if you are interested in joining PSN, click the link I gave above. If you want to join the second one, make some friends, and they just might invite you.

Stay psycho, everyone!


“Secret” Dark Web Links?

People often ask me if there are “secret” or “hidden” dark web links that aren’t available on the public link lists. In fact, someone did so yesterday, which was what prompted this post.

To be honest, I think this is one of the many myths about the dark web; people explore the few links that are on The Hidden Wiki (or similar link lists), find them boring, and then ask, “Where’s the real interesting stuff?”

Well, as I mentioned on All Onion Services: New URL, if it isn’t on that site (with regard to Tor at least), it isn’t anywhere. Not only does that site have v1 onions, but also v2 and v3 (the ones with 50 characters).allonionsv2_edited

Of course, finding actual onions that are online when using All Onion Services can be quite difficult, as none of them are labeled or sorted into categories. Yet, as I’ve also mentioned on quite a few other blog posts, there are many link lists and search engines on Tor.

While these may not index everything, I’ve managed to find some interesting sites through these methods. In past posts, I have referenced several other link lists, which I still use to this day. I’ll include those here, plus a few that I just came across:

http://jdpskjmgy6kk4urv.onion – Welcome to Dark Web Links and More!


http://darkdirmpmoq3uur.onion – DarkDir

http://zlal32teyptf4tvi.onion – Fresh Onions


http://xvwhmrw3sgwwmkko.onion – Atlayo Search Engine

http://5jgis47vdcpaeafp.onion – La Wiki Oculta (for my Spanish readers!)

http://deeplinkdeatbml7.onion – DeepLink

In addition to these, there are the various search engines, such as the following:

http://hss3uro2hsxfogfq.onion – not Evil


http://visitoroymk3ouq7.onion/search – VisiTOR

http://gjobqjj7wyczbqie.onion/ – Candle


http://msydqstlz2kzerdg.onion/ – Ahmia (also at


http://bznjtqphs2lp4xdd.onion – Welcome to Dark Web Links Search Engine


These are just a few examples, but my feeling is that if you can’t find what you’re looking for on one of these link lists or search engines, it probably isn’t there. If you’re looking for something besides Tor, try I2P or Freenet.

Here are a few I2P links:






There are many others, but that’s what I could find at the moment.

Every so often, I do come across sites I haven’t seen before, but the content on them tends to be about the same: marketplaces, forums, fraud sites, scams, wikis, and the occasional game site or weird site.

Other than that, if you’re just looking for sick content (that doesn’t involve children), it’s probably on the clearnet – contrary to popular belief.

If there’s something I missed here, feel free to tell me, but I think that about covers it.




Off to the Races: The 4 Coins Competing for Crypto’s Top Spot (CoinCentral)

This article by Steven Buchko was originally published at, at the following link:


To date, there are well over 1000 cryptocurrencies in the market attempting to change every industry from bananas to finance. However, a few coins have consistently been on top in a race to be named the world’s number one cryptocurrency.

In this article, we’re going to analyze some of the competitors and outline why they have the potential to be number one.

cryptocurrency market dominance


bitcoin logo

Our first competitor is actually a pair of teammates. Bitcoin has long been the leading cryptocurrency, but trends have started showing that this may not be the case for long. At the time of this writing, Bitcoin dominance is at an all-time low – just 35% of the market. This is vastly lower than the 85% market dominance it had at this time last year.

Increased interest in altcoins and a split Bitcoin community are just a couple of the reasons behind a possible fall for the king crypto. Recently, high fees and slow transaction times have caused many crypto enthusiasts to look into other coins for their day-to-day use.

Litecoin with the assist. Although a fork of Bitcoin, creator Charlie Lee has stated that Litecoin works best as a transactional complement to Bitcoin’s use as a store of value. As Bitcoin implements the Lightning Network and the two coins become interchangeable through Atomic Swaps, it’s possible for Bitcoin’s scaling issues to be a thing of the past.

If the duo successfully implements these second layer solutions in a timely manner, it’ll be difficult for the other competitors to overcome the Bitcoin brand and first-mover advantage held by the current champion.


  • Bitcoin has a proven track record. It’s survived numerous attacks over the years and has shown to be a secure blockchain solution.
  • Bitcoin is the only cryptocurrency to a lot of people. Unless you’ve done some research, you’re probably not even aware that other options exist.


  • The community controversy and constant hard forks are slowly chipping away at Bitcoin’s credibility.
  • If the scaling solutions are ineffective or too slow to be implemented, people will continue jumping ship to other coins. More and more alternative coins are entering the limelight, and investors are realizing that there may be something better.

Bitcoin Cash

bitcoin cash logo

Bitcoin Cash is a fork of Bitcoin with a simple change – an increase in block size from 1MB to 8MB. Supporters argue that this scaling solution is closer to Satoshi Nakamoto’s true vision of Bitcoin. Larger blocks can hold more transactions which generally lead to lower fees and faster transaction times even as the network scales.

Currently sitting at #4 by market cap, there have been a couple times since the fork that it looked like Bitcoin Cash may overtake Bitcoin. The closest “flippening” attempt occurred in November 2017. At that time, Bitcoin Cash reached ~35% of the Bitcoin price on a few pieces of news:

  • Cancelling the SegWit 2x fork
  • Mining power shifting from Bitcoin to Bitcoin Cash
  • More companies adding Bitcoin Cash support

If Bitcoin still has scaling issues even after the implementation of the Lightning Network, it could be likely that people switch over to [the] next big coin with the Bitcoin name. By switching over, they get the battle-tested security of the Bitcoin network as well as the potentially low fees and fast transactions needed for everyday transactions.


  • A lot of the technology that makes Bitcoin so great and secure is the same in Bitcoin Cash.
  • Miner support is critical in maintaining network security. If Bitcoin Cash becomes substantially more profitable to mine, a shift in mining hashing power away from Bitcoin could be a major catalyst in the two currencies switching places.


  • Larger block sizes tend to lead to more centralization around the large-scale mining farms that run the network.
  • Some people view larger block sizes as a linear solution to an exponential problem. Bitcoin Cash may have to continuously increase the block size as the network grows.


ethereum logo

Many people argue that Ethereum has the best shot at overtaking Bitcoin as the top market cap coin. Instead of daily transactions, Ethereum’s primary value is as a payment method to use the Ethereum network for functions such as smart contracts. Both Ethereum and Bitcoin can easily live in harmony.

Ethereum is currently the second largest coin comprising about 18% of the market. Several popular coins, called ERC20 tokens, are built using its network. Examples of these include OmiseGoAugur, and FunFair.

There’s strong evidence to support an Ethereum market takeover. Currently, over 1 million transactions are taking place on the Ethereum network each day. That’s over 4 times the amount of Bitcoin transactions.

Also, Ethereum appears to have a much more unified community with a clear strategy to address scaling issues. Vitalik Buterin, the coin’s creator, has begun implementing solutions such as sharding and a shift to a Proof-of-Stake consensus algorithm to continue and improve Ethereum’s architecture.


  • Ethereum has a community with strong leadership and an aligned vision. On top of that, the Ethereum Enterprise Alliance includes some heavy hitters with a vested interest in seeing the coin succeed.
  • The network is already processing more transactions than Bitcoin, a lot more.


  • Ethereum’s scaling solutions are still unproven for the most part. A surge in network traffic, as seen with CryptoKitties, still causes significant congestion.
  • Smart contracts are tough to write securely. The DAO hack and Parity wallet bug prove that even if the Ethereum network is secure, the DApps built on top of it may not be.


ripple logo

Ripple may be the most controversial coin in the crypto community. This coin is a favorite of banks and other financial institutions, but opponents argue that its centralized nature is the complete opposite of what cryptocurrency stands for. Whichever side you’re on, it’s clear that Ripple is still a solid contender in this race.

Early this January, Ripple rose astronomically in price to an all-time high of over $3.20 to briefly overtake Ethereum as the second largest coin. Continued announcements of partnerships with banks and companies like MoneyGram lead many to believe that Ripple could eventually end up on top.


  • Ripple has the support of several major banks and is the preferred choice for the financial industry.
  • Ripple transaction fees and times are substantially better than Bitcoin.


  • Companies aren’t required to use the Ripple token (XRP) when using Ripple payment technology. The technology could grow in popularity without the token following suit.
  • The Ripple company holds the majority of the XRP tokens. This puts an unproportionate amount of control into the hands of just a few people.


With Bitcoin dominance slipping, it’s entirely possible that by this time next year we may see a new face at the top of the market. The coins mentioned here are just a few of the currencies that could establish market dominance, though.

Because the cryptocurrency market is still relatively young, an unknown coin today could easily be the next big thing tomorrow. With the pace the market is moving, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see a long-term champion that hasn’t even been created yet.

CoinCentral’s owners, writers, and/or guest post authors may or may not have a vested interest in any of the above projects and businesses. None of the content on CoinCentral is investment advice nor is it a replacement for advice from a certified financial planner.

Steven Buchko

Steven is a managing editor at Coin Central and a blockchain investor. He’s also the co-founder of Coin Clear, a mobile app that automatically turns your daily spending habits into cryptocurrency investments.

Site Feature: Dark Clouds/saysamaim

So, a reader contacted me recently and asked if I would check out their site(s), which I did. They have both a clearnet site and a couple of Tor hidden services.

The clearnet site is called saysamaim, and seems to be a sort of tribute to all things “darknet”:


On the landing page is a sort of “definition” of the darknet:

“Most people like us confused about the term like Dark net or Deep Web[sic]! It is a big part of the internet that can’t be found or indexed by search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo, and DuckDuckGo. For example, your bank account page is also part of the dark net sites. On the other side anything you can see in the search results, that s [sic] called Surface Web. Darknet sites contain weird URLs and also [sic] known as .onion sites (Hidden services sites) [.] Dark marketplaces sale [sic] all kinds of legal and illicit goods anonymously for other currencies such as Bitcoins. When companies are hacked and their data is stolen, that stolen data [is] often used for sale on the so-called Darknet.”

I’m not certain, but this sounds like something I wrote at one point online; if so, thanks for paraphrasing me! I must make a few corrections, however – your bank account page is in the “deep web,” not the darknet, per se. If a page is indexed by search engines, it’s on the surface web, as the site says. And as I’ve mentioned on this blog before, .onion sites are one example of “dark web” URLs (on Tor, at least).

Here’s one of the next-gen onion URLs, for instance: http://occgshn6gz4je57wyhpijni7waod6yxpxwihjdxjwrnpjtbayliei2id.onion/ It’s a site called Cyberia.


Anyhow, I don’t fault people for not being native English speakers, but I hate the spread of misinformation about the dark web. Some of this is unintentional, as I believe many of the technical aspects of darknet software can be hard to understand.

On other parts of the site are a “darknet guide,” if you will, a contact form, and a list of hacking tools. In addition, there’s an about page, and copies of and Joy of Satan, two sites which are often referred to as being part of the “dark web,” but aren’t.



This same group also runs two Tor hidden services, called Dark Street and Dark CloudNet.




Both of these are forums, more or less. They seem to revolve around the typical kinds of activity you would expect on Tor: carding, drugs, etc. Because I’m new to the forums, I have no idea if any of it is legit or not. Based on my experience with the dark web over the past two years, I tend to approach these kinds of things with a healthy degree of skepticism.

That’s not to say that the forums don’t look cool; I thought the format worked very well. Whoever programmed them used MyBB software, which is pretty tried-and-true for that purpose, as you may know.

One thing that’s intriguing about Dark Street is that certain sections are “locked,” i.e. you need a password to access them. See if you can figure out what that is!

In any case, the forums are rather similar to other carding/hacking forums I’ve seen, but they could use some more traffic. Want to check them out, readers? Click the links.

They’re real…I promise.




¿El video de Green Ball es Real?

Estoy intentando mi segundo post de blog en Español hoy. ¡ Déjeme saber si alguna de las palabras es incorrecta!

Hace tres años un video supuestamente fue subido a la web oscura llamada “Green Ball.” De acuerdo a los rumores, este fue el video más inquietante en la web oscura.


Por lo que he oído, el video era falso; esto es cierto en muchos supuestos videos de la “deep web”. No estoy diciendo que no hay vídeos en la web oscura, pero muchos de los que se rumorea que están allí no existen.

El año pasado, escribí una entrada de blog llamada PsychoTube: The YouTube of Tor?, y que era uno de los pocos sitios que había encontrado en los que podías ver vídeos. Sin embargo, estos videos fueron similares a algunos videos perturbadores que he visto en el clearnet, contrario a la creencia popular.

En esa publicación, mencioné los sitios web LiveLeak y BestGore, que son solo dos ejemplos de muchos sitios como este en el clearnet. De hecho, hace un momento busqué en Google “gore sites” y obtuve resultados como and, que aún no he revisado.


Si te gusta ese tipo de cosas, sugiero que revisar. De todos modos, mi impresión es que hay muchos más videos perturbadores en la red pública que en la web oscura, con algunas excepciones notables.

Por supuesto, siempre tengo curiosidad sobre lo que otras personas encuentran, así que si tiene sugerencias, ¡siéntase libre de compartir enlaces!

DuckDuckGo is not a Dark Web Search Engine

I hear people tossing around the idea that DuckDuckGo is a “dark web search engine” a lot on some of the sites that I write for, so I think this needs clarification.

While it is a great clearnet search engine that doesn’t track you (and thus respects your privacy), it isn’t a Tor search engine, per se.


That being said, DuckDuckGo does have its own Tor hidden service, at http://3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion/. Despite this, even the Tor version is still a clearnet search engine (I’m saying this just to confuse you).

For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, let me explain. If you go onto DuckDuckGo’s Tor site and do a search, most of the results will be clearnet (non-Tor) sites, as in this example:


On the other hand, if you use a search engine like not EvilCandle, or Welcome to Dark Web Links, these will return results for .onion sites (although the last one has a clearnet search option as well). See below for examples:





Something ironic that I noticed about the last one (Welcome to Dark Web Links) was that if you do a clearnet search with it, most of the results are quite disturbing! Go figure, right? Try doing one and you’ll see what I mean.

As I’ve said before, terms like “deep web,” “dark web,” and “clearnet” are often confusing, and though I use them, I could see how people would mix them up. Although Tor has a reputation of being a “dark web browser,” it really isn’t. Many people use Tor just to access the clearnet anonymously; Tor’s website explains a bit more about this: Tor Project: Overview.

Plus, contrary to popular belief, there are many disturbing sites on the clearnet, if you look hard enough. For instance, watch this video: 5 Most Disturbing Quarantined Subreddits – ReignBot; those are the types of sites people might expect to find on the dark web, and yet here they are on the clearnet.

Anyhow, although DuckDuckGo will sometimes come up with .onion sites in its search results, I don’t suggest using it as a “dark web search engine,” so to speak. It’s best if you stick to the ones that I mentioned above for that purpose.

Have fun in your dark web travels, readers! Don’t get lost.


All Onion Services: New URL

Awhile back, I mentioned the site All Onion Services (AOS), which lists every .onion site that exists on Tor. At one point, it had existed on the clearnet at, but this is no longer the case. (“system33”, a.k.a. Matt Traudt, is one of the developers. Thanks, Matt!)

At present, the site can be found on Tor at http://jld3zkuo4b5mbios.onion/. While this is true, the developers have expanded their site since I last wrote about it.allonionsv2_edited

As before, however, this link list is, as they put it, “The longest and least useful onion index in the galaxy.” Does this mean it includes illegal stuff? Sure, but good luck finding it! I’d also describe it as the most boring-looking onion index in the galaxy, but that was probably on purpose as well (wink).

I have attempted, in the past, to find “interesting” sites just by clicking random links on AOS, without much luck. Most of the ones listed are not online (which they mention). One difference between this updated version of the site and the original is that this one lists next-gen onion services (both v2 and v3).

V3 onions have 50 characters in them, so there are a lot more possibilities for an onion URL now (but don’t ask me to memorize them). Here are a few examples:





Because these are somewhat new, most aren’t online (nonetheless, this is the case with the v1 onion services too). If you are looking for onion links that are online, I’d suggest using some of the link lists that I’ve mentioned before, such as Fresh Onions, or The Onion Crate (which also has some of the v3 onion services).


If you can read the picture (which you probably can’t), I’ve got some more links in there! Here, just for you (descriptions are accurate, I promise!):

http://3xeiol2bnhrsqhcsaifwtnlqkylrerdspzua7bcjrh26qlrrrctfobid.onion/ – Riseup Red

http://occgshn6gz4je57wyhpijni7waod6yxpxwihjdxjwrnpjtbayliei2id.onion/ – Cyberia Cafe and Club

http://oqwc4xrfgysdgw52tercv56vl2tfk5u7r6dspr2g2mwsj3dvb7zef4id.onion/ – Daniel – Onion Link List

http://hsqluhqe6dlfl7jaxulf7cfun6xt274btvnqvaorliem5j6sqjiwhdyd.onion/ – Empire Market

Note: I don’t know if the “Empire Market” above is trustworthy or not. It isn’t on DeepDotWeb’s “master list,” which I always consider to be reliable. At first glance, it looks like an AlphaBay clone (or at least it uses their layout). Let’s see if it perseveres!


The market designates that it’s “In Memory of Alexandre Cazes,” the late admin of AlphaBay, which would explain its similar look. Perhaps this will be the subject of a future post.

Anyhow, check out All Onion Services and see if you can find anything interesting. If you’re looking for red rooms, that may take awhile.