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Exploring Hydra, the post-Soviet black market that is dominating the global darknet trade

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  • Recent attention on Russia-based cyberattacks has brought the country’s ecosystem of online crime into the spotlight.
  • Operating throughout the former Soviet Union, Hydra Market has become the largest darknet market in the world. 
  • The Block explored Hydra and interviewed a range of expert investigators to find out what keeps this digital marketplace bustling. 
Hydra, the world's largest darknet market, remains poorly understood. Since I speak Russian, I decided to explore.

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