I imagine downloading the blockchain ends up being just asking for transactions and getting their states, receipts, etc. Functionally, I would hope there is a way to do that without initiating a blockchain sync from Geth.
Is there a way to use geth to download one specific transaction state with receipt, without initiating an entire blockchain sync? Essentially using it as a blockchain "explorer."
I have no need to create or use a wallet. Just a need to look up transactions for verification at times.