Finland, like many of its neighboring Scandinavian countries, is regularly reaching peak positions across many different vectors of economic and societal growth. Education, design, and technology are just some fields in which Finland reigns as the leader.
However, not all top-performing nations earn their reputation through legal systems.
Ideology over capital
Such is Valhalla Market, a Finnish cryptomarket on the darknet, which certainly justifies its title of the leading online drug market for Finland and Scandinavia.
What ensured Valhalla Market this position is not just the classical capitalistic notion of earning money. Anyone familiar with the leadership philosophy of Kapteeni, Valhalla Market’s admin, knows that the market is far beyond that.
It is an ideological project aiming to extinct violence from drug distribution, and make it a fair trade business.
Kapteeni governs the Valhalla Market with rules that may appear strict, but they’re actually immensely caring to the market’s users. This way, the main goal is that all operators at Valhalla encounter no harm whatsoever while conducting their business.
Selling drugs on the streets is a suspicious and risky business, where the quality of the product or the reputation of the seller cannot always be verified. Due to Kapteeni’s guidance, the risk of these aforementioned factors is minimal or even non-existent for the users at Valhalla Market.
Two long years
However, the marketplace did not start as Valhalla Market. Its initial site was Silkkitie, a word that means “Silk Road” when translated from Finnish, and it was founded in 2013.
What started as a Finnish-only market grew into an internationally acclaimed market just two years after. It was eventually rebranded into Valhalla.
Part of this growth lies in the mere choices of naming the brand. Silkkitie still exists as a name for Finnish clients, but Valhalla Market was sensitive enough towards its foreign clients.
Not everyone could pronounce the Finnish word properly, so the new name was introduced in respect to non-Finnish speaking clients. One of the strategies for future expansion and growth is introducing service in other clients’ languages.
This way, everyone can feel at home at Valhalla Market, while at the same time partaking in international community.
Speaking about the market’s existence, some might say, “What, two years is an indicator of success?!” and claim that this is not a long period of time. But for a darknet market, this is enough to be recognized as a veteran and for things to change rapidly on the darknet, as markets appear and die on a daily basis.
Moreover, as Kapteeni based development of Valhalla Market on honesty and safety, it is not a wonder then how swiftly the market grew under such a philosophy.
Responsibility required from vendors, and the fact that they have to treat their clients having the same philosophy in mind, leads to less scams and drug-related harm.
Not all darknet markets are ready to base their business on this value system (or any value system for that matter). But, by caring for money only, low-quality drugs are being distributedvia some markets, and many have performed exit scams.
Valhalla Market opposes such business maintenance by providing its users with a world-renowned safety service. In addition to this, Valhalla Market’s user-friendly interface is a significant contributor to its high-pace growth rate.
Some examples through which users are putting more and more trust in Valhalla Market are the ability to express their feedback regarding the service, and even get some thrill while auctioning for desired products.
Despite the fact that it functions on an invite-only principle, the number of users at Valhalla Market is not decreasing. On the contrary, this principle ensures even more security and comfort in obtaining or distributing desired products.
Not everyone can just pop up and sell random merchandise. The users at Valhalla can be reassured that their business will be conducted as proper as it can be.
To maintain a market and, moreover, to earn such a reputation is not an easy task. Valhalla Market and Kapteeni’s core values are being transposed to the market’s users, while the former, by obliging to them, contributes to their favorite market’s development.
Having in mind the compatibility between the provider, the service and the users, it seems that a pleasant future with new developments awaits the Valhalla Market.
Nokia, Tom of Finland, Iittala, Marimekko, and Moomins have already conquered the world as the most famous Finnish export brands. Will Valhalla Market join the list?