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Russian Hydra DarkNet Market Made Over $1.3 Billion in 2020

Russian-language dark web marketplace Hydra has emerged as a hotspot for illicit activities, pulling in a whopping $1.37 billion worth of cryptocurrencies in 2020, up from $9.4 million in 2016.
The “blistering growth” in annual transaction volumes marks a staggering 624% year-over-year jump over a three-year period from 2018 to 2020.
“Further buoying Hydra’s growth is its ability—or its good