I synchronized my ethereum node using the command
geth --syncmode "fast"
Now I wanted to access a smart contract, e.g. the one of OmiseGO. Unfortunately this is not found. I tried web3 and also a WebGUI etherparty/explorer. Both didn't find anything. No contract address at all. However it found the corresponding transaction, that created the smart contract.
For web3 I used the following code:
var code = web3.eth.getCode('0xd26114cd6EE289AccF82350c8d8487fedB8A0C07');
The code was always 0x which represents that the contract is not present.
Is it because of the syncmode fast that these kind of things are not stored?