Question about blockchain: Can a full node actually “read” transactions?

zbbo

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Hi everyone,

A friend of mine has asked me to find something for him about blockchains and the level of access a full node has on it. Unfortunately, I’m clueless on this and the more I read about it, less I understand.

So I thought I would ask you guys and would highly appreciate any explanation with this:

As I understand, full nodes keep a copy of (every?) transaction happened. Now, do they keep an encoded version of the transctions, or they actually can read and understand these transactions?

Thanks a lot.
 

GrandMasterDash

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Go to a block explorer and select a block:

You can see all the transactions, where it goes and the change returned.