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Can you verify partial blockchain information from a third party, without yourself having an entire blockchain?

I’m considering consuming, or if unavailable, I’m considering providing, a blockchain querying service along the lines of json rpc.

Would it be possible for me as a consumer of such as service, to verify the integrity of returned data from such queries, without myself running a full node? (If not there wouldn’t be much point using such a service!)

Would it be possible for me as a provider of such a service, to provide enough data for a consumer to verify the validity of the data I send them, when the consumer is not running a full node? (If not there wouldn’t be much point providing such a service!)

My end goal is to run something like a blockchain explorer website on the cloud, but the cost of running a full node (particularly storage) on the cloud is more than I can afford. Obviously I have some feature ideas I’ve not yet seen on other explorers

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