On July 24, 2014, bitcointalk.com member BitcoinEXpress (“BCX”) replied to a thread on the bitcoin-focused forum indicating that in under two hours he had discovered and gained possession of an exploit in the codebase of Monero (XMR). He gave no indication that he intended to use the exploit to attack the coin until other forum members started to confront him as to the veracity of the claim. Don’t worry, it gets MUCH stranger...