Which is the reliability of a transaction timestamp? #transactions
The timestamp is not a part of the standard transaction as per Bitcoin Protocol Specification . It is most likely generated by the standard client during the api call. The standard client might use its internal time (that might differ from the machine time), which is vulnerable to timejacking . I might be wrong, however. As long as your client is running properly, it should be okay to use its timestamps for various notifications. They might represent the time the client received the transaction however, which may differ from the time the transaction was broadcast the first time.