Have you ever thought of playing roulette on a darknet marketplace? Some might argue that there is no point in adding risks to an already dangerous activity, while others could take the chance and try their luck.
Recently, Hydra Market implemented “Roulette” option, allowing everyone to use it when paying for a purchase.
This innovation raised many questions and, in this article, we answer some of the major ones.
What Is ‘Roulette’?
Roulette is a method of payment for instant orders (containing data on previously hidden dead drops) made on Hydra Market. It is available to every customer and can be used for any listing. Roulette was established solely by the market’s admins and is not related to vendors.
According to the official statement, the roulette feature is intended to:
- Attract new customers.
- Increase the number of orders.
- Promote Hydra Market.
How to Play Roulette?
Every user can choose the “Roulette” option in a list of payment methods:
To play roulette, you ought to buy at least one token. Its price depends on the purchase cost plus a small market commission. Therefore, if your order costs $100, one token will be about $1. The maximum number of tokens equals 100—meaning that the more tokens you have, the more chances to win.
As an experiment, we bought 50 tokens; the probability of winning is accordingly 50 percent.
The roulette itself consists of 100 renumbered squares. You can pick any number in an amount corresponding to the quantity of tokens. In our experiment, we selected numbers 1-50:
After the order’s confirmation, we got results:
Unfortunately, the winning number was 64 and we lost our money. If a user guesses the right number, he gets an order for the price of tokens. Just imagine—you can buy stuff that costs $1,000 for only $10.
Is It a Scam?
Hydra Market admins claim that the roulette function is transparent and excludes any possibility of hacking. The winning number is known in advance, well before the game. It is protected through an encryption protocol, in the field “Roulette hash”:
That is why the system cannot adapt to users’ selection and is not influenced by any other factors.
What Is Encrypted in ‘Roulette Hash’?
Roulette hash contains encrypted information about:
- The roulette’s number (16512101).
- The winning number (64).
- Additional coefficient—a combination of 18-20 numbers.
Coefficient is separated from the winning number with a dot and is intended to provide extra security against crack attempts. Roulette hash uses algorithm encryption md5, which is proven to be reliable. To check roulette results, you can visit any md5 hash generator website, fill in the numbers of the combination and get hash:
Roulette is a fair but risky means of payment. There are no dirty tricks and the winning possibility depends on two factors: good luck and a number of tokens. All in all, it is not Russian roulette and a player faces losing money instead of his life—that is why anyone who believes in good luck can try it.
Due to cryptocurrencies’ volatility, many customers experience situations in which the amount of coins in their wallet is insufficient for a purchase in a couple of minutes. In this case, roulette allows you to play a game with high chances of victory, rather than recharging your account.
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