Why do we even need timestamps on the blocks?

Has it something to do with the consensus?

  • I think I found it out, but I'm not sure. I think timestamps are part of the difficulty adjustment of Bitcoin mining. To measure the time it took to mine the last x blocks. Can somebody confirm that? – Ini Sep 1 '17 at 11:39

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