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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, ...


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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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