AvalancheGo, Avalanche’s blockchain software written in the Go programming language, has just released an update called “Banff 5.”

This update introduces a feature called Avalanche Warp Messaging, which enables subnets (custom blockchains or subnetworks created by developers for specific use cases on the Avalanche blockchain) to share data and cryptocurrency assets with each other.

Without Warp Messaging, subnets on the Avalanche blockchain were unable to communicate with each other without the use of complex bridge systems, thus remaining isolated from one another.

The new update eliminates the need for these bridges and could potentially unlock new use cases such as cross-chain staking of tokens.

The update employs the use of a cryptographic tool called “BLS multi-signatures” to securely verify messages and data across multiple chains.