Grams Search Engine


Grams Search Engine

Grams, a Tor-based darknet market search engine, was launched in April 2014 and shut down in December 2017. In 2023, a new Grams search engine was launched, but it is unclear if it is affiliated with the original Grams.

The original Grams allowed users to search a variety of darknet markets for items such as drugs and weapons, it also offered a Bitcoin tumbling service called Helix, which helped users obscure the trail of their transactions.  

Grams worked by using a proprietary API to extract listings from various darknet markets, including Alpha Bay.  In 2014, Grams introduced a feature called Gramwords, which was similar to Google AdWords. This allowed users to pay for premium placement in search results. Grams also introduced Grams Flow, a clearnet-to-Tor redirection service that made it easier for users to access darknet sites.

Another innovative feature of Grams was InfoDesk, which provided centralized content and identity management for vendors. This made it easier for vendors to maintain a presence on multiple darknet markets.

On December 9, 2017, the Grams administrator announced the shutdown of all Grams services, including Helix. The reason for the shutdown was not given.

In 2023, a new Grams search engine was launched. However, it is unclear if this new Grams is affiliated with the original Grams. The new Grams is designed for the Onion Network, which is a network of websites that can only be accessed using the Tor browser.

The new Grams search engine has the same key feature as the original Grams - the ability to search for products on darknet markets. However, it is not clear if the new Grams offers the same level of anonymity and security as the original Grams.  It is important to remember that the dark web is a dangerous place, and it is important to take steps to protect your privacy and security.