INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY!
The dark web is a slow, messy network of questionable websites and services that sometimes crosses the legal/illegal line. While you will find plenty of fraud and scams on the Dark Web, there are also lots of valuable bits of content and information as well.
The Dark Web network was started for anonymous communication and people living where free speech is disallowed.
Tor is a free and open source browser that allows you to connect and access the Dark Web anonymous.
Download Tor Browser
Dark websites use the domain tld .onion. Only browsers that have the correct type of proxy like the Tor Browser will work with domains that end in .onion
The Hidden Wiki is a great starting place to browse the dark web and see what it has to offer.
The Hidden Wiki (Public Link)
Cryptocurrency is narurally a huge part of the dark web and how you would pay for some products and/or services. Unlike standard payment methods, there is no option to get your money back through charge back if you are scammed or mislead (which is why coin payments are popular on the dark web)