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Would you please clarify the reason behind the invention of Blocks? When determining who owns what money, the ordering of transactions becomes important. If I only have $10, and then tell both Alice and Bob that I paid $10 to them, who will rightfully own the $10? Some sort of clock/timestamp is needed, in order to determine who received the payment first, ...


The timestamp is set by the miner and is part of the data hashed for the Proof of Work. So it is set at the time the miner begins hashing a particular header and searching for a nonce for it.

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