Using publicly available blockchain explorers such as Etherscan, is it possible to return all matching results for a partial address or transaction hash?
More specifically, if the known piece of data starts from the beginning of the txid or address (or at the end, reading right to left) and is at least n alphanumeric characters in length, wouldn't n only need to be large enough to capture the current number of addresses or txid in existence?
Apologies if my terminology is incorrect. But my thought is that there must be some length of data that is enough to return just a few possible matches. Something like 0xXXXXXXX or ....XXXXXXXX (I don't know the calculation to determine the minimum needed) should be enough to get a match or a few matches.
Anyhow, I haven't been able to get Etherscan to return any results when inputting anything less than a full address or txid. Is there a way I'm missing where a search can be run using less than the complete data? Thanks!