Posted by: DeepDotWeb
May 31, 2014
Following our previous report about Grams search engine new features – We are happy to release the “2 parts” announcement about their new features, the first part here is directed at the users using the infodesk system and the second part will be for vendors & The “gramwords” (Advertising system for promoting listing on grams search results working in a similar way to Google’s Adword’s system).
The second part of this article is available here
Infodesk for Visitors users that have no-grams account
As the Grams admin told us:
The InfoDesk is a collection of vendor identities. A vendor identity page displays all the information on a vendor from their different market accounts linked by pgp key. Visitors can search the InfoDesk directly or get linked directly to a vendor identity page from Grams search results. The information these pages have are invaluable to making buying decisions and stopping scammers.
These items include:
- Pgp Key
- Email address extracted for pgp key.
- Some of the emails the vendors use for their keys are fake, but the
- Some of the emails the vendors use for their keys are fake, but they pretty obvious to spot, for example – this fake email address from one key:
- Grams reviews
Reviews form Grams’ users
- Reddit reviews
- Reviews scraped from /r/darknetmarket
- Market Reviews
- Reviews from the individual markets </ul>
- A pgp key which will the user will have to verify upon registering.
- .01 btc as an entry fee. Grams charges this to help deter fake accounts.
As the Grams admin added:
Not all vendors have a profile page though. Grams is only scraping 6 markets right now for pgp keys – Agora, Silkroad2, Evolution , Pandora, Black Bank & Cloud9 So only vendors in those markets will have profile pages. I will be adding the other markets soon. I picked those 4 to do first because they had the most listings so would cover the most vendors. the same thing applies for reviews but Grams is only scraping agora and silkroad for the same reason. I am working on adding Evolution reviews as we speak. I have updated the market widget on sidebar to show which markets what information I get from which markets ,along with their online status.
New Features for Grams’ user accounts
To get a user account on grams you must have:
As the Admin explained:
I want the Reviews on grams to matter and not to be faked. They will reflect an overall rating of a vendor and help give useful information to help buyers avoid scammers, which are a plague on tor. Your entry fee will be credited to your Grams balance so you can use it for grams services. The only grams service right now is Grams Words but I have plans for at least 3 more which will on the way soon.
User registration will be invite only for a little while, mainly to work out bugs and get the best quality reviews on Grams first. I will be giving out invites to trusted people and also posting some invite links in the forums and on reddit every day. This will only last a couple of weeks at the most and then Grams will be open registration.
Registration is easy. Just fill in username, password and pgpkey: