As we are going to release a new chain base on the old state and we want to avoid the break changes as much as possible.

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I'm personally not aware of any way of doing this. I mean yes you could change the code to achieve this. However, there is a lot of code that has the assumption 0 == genesis. So, you would need to change a lot of code probably. This lead me to the answer, no you can not set genesis to a different block number.

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