Dread – The Reddit of the Dark Net.
Why use Dread?
The forum provides all of the core reddit features. The main difference between the two forums is censorship. The main goal of Dread is to offer a censorship free forum, but it also offers more services. They are offering services like market penetration testing and market development/hosting assistance.
Drama with Olympus
When the ‘darknetmarkets’ subreddit was banned Olympus wanted all the subreddit users to migrate to their forum. Most people ended up migrating to Dread. Olympus wanted to do something about that so they started using vote manipulation and other abusive practices to make the Dread forum look bad. In the end Olympus ended up paying a co-admin $10,000 for access to dread database and private key.
After gaining access to the dread database and private key Olympus started claiming that they hacked Dread and redirected all of it’s traffic to their own forum. ‘HugBunter’ the creator of Dread released a statement stating that dread did not get hacked and that Olympus just made an agreement with a co-admin to get server access. Dread was officially shut down and on April 25th, 2018 Olympus released a public apology for all of the drama.
The Return of Dread
In May of 2018 dread has relaunched their forum. The creator of Dread has apologized for the downtime and stated that they are back and “better than ever”.