Dream Market recently experienced downtime that led some people to think they were pulling out an exit scam, but as it later turned out this was not the case.
Initially, users were complaining that they couldn’t connect to any link on the darknet market.
Others also raised concern that placing orders had become a problem, and this affected trading for many individuals.
They said Dream Market has been their favorite marketplace for years, thus hoping that recent inconveniences were just for maintenance purposes.
Despite the concerns, some individuals were more optimistic claiming most marketplaces go down occasionally.
However, Dream Market hasn’t shown any real signs of doing anything malicious against its users. The fact that they had requested people to change password information was not sufficient reason for concern.
However, others commented that even after using this darknet market for more than six months, the pass and pin security prompt had never happened before.
Not all users were perturbed by the marketplace’s decision to change passwords.
There are a couple of people who actually commended them for taking this step, admitting that they had forgotten their original withdrawal pins and if it were not for DM’s security updates things were looking quite bleak for them.
The users reiterated by saying unless a solid reason is given confirming the market’s malicious behavior, they would continue trading on it since as far as they were concerned there’s nothing to worry about.
Nevertheless, there were still those who were a bit skeptical openly stating that they couldn’t sleep unless they knew what was going on.
One account holder reportedly contacted support earlier on for explanation when the market and forum were down; he asked why their forum was still down to which the response was “an admin decision.”
When the individual sought more elaboration on the matter, the admin is quoted as saying they wouldn’t tell him.
Other users on Dream Market expressed concern that the site hasn’t been very reliable of late.
First, they were prompted to change their withdrawal pins, then came a period of downtime followed by the forum itself going offline, then at the last hour the marketplace went down as well.
All these factors made them believe the site was encountering problems, and probably planning an exit scam on the users.
Despite the concerns, Dream Market came back up once more albeit with new changes to its transactions protocol.
A new way of withdrawing funds has been introduced on Dream, whereby a bitcoin mixer shall supply you with fresh BTC at a minimal rate of 2.5%.
This way user’s security is guaranteed when making transactions online since there would be no traces left behind.
As it turns out, there’s absolutely no need to worry since the downtime was caused by necessary updates and maintenance that were to be done.
The forum has also bounced back allowing users to chat freely with others concerning various factors that affect the site.