Dark Web Saga: DeSnake resurfaces to resurrect AlphaBay


There are also suggestions that Cazes was murdered after he told police where he was hiding his cash. Or that DeSnake ended up with at least $3.857 in missing bitcoin.

DeSnake relaunches AlphaBay

DeSnake seems to have gotten away unscathed. And everyone is wondering why he has resurfaced now.  

“The biggest reason I am returning is to make the AlphaBay name be remembered as more than the marketplace which got busted and the founder made out to have committed suicide,” DeSnake writes.

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Now, four years after AlphaBay disappeared it appears to be back online. With only one administrator, AlphaBay is back. And after years off-the-radar, DeSnake is telling people that the site is relaunching.

DeSnake, like many in the dark web community, believes Cazes was murdered in jail.

He says he is driven to rebuild AlphaBay, after reading about a “disrespectful” 2018 FBI presentation on Cazes’ arrest.

 “See if you can spot the moment when he realizes he’s about to be arrested,” FBI special agent Nicholas Phirippidis said while playing a few seconds of the surveillance footage of the arrest. The audience of cybersecurity professionals were laughing, as the video played.