Cashlink Distribution Network
This guide explains the Cashlink Distribution Network, its benefits and how to make use of it via Cashlink's Partner APIs.
The Cashlink Distribution Network provides access to a wide variety of tokenized alternative assets from issuers inside the network.
Integrate these assets into your existing investment platform and offer your customers new investment opportunities.
Assets in the network include bonds and participation rights form sectors like real-estate, renewables, art and infrastructure.
In order to start offering assets from the network to your investors, you'll need to become a Trusted Distribution Partner. The partner management team at Cashlink will help you with the set up and provide you with a list of the assets currently available. Then, simply select the assets that you want to offer to your investors.
Please note, that you need a running investment platform with a German license to broker securities in order to become a Trusted Distribution Partner.
Cashlink provides an easy API-based access to the distribution network. Selling assets from the distribution network is a two-step process with a shared responsibility between you as the distribution partner and Cashlink as the registry for the asset:
- You are responsible for the brokerage process of the asset, e.g. MiFiD compliance
- Cashlink is responsible for managing the registry on the DLT network
After you've decided on a list of assets that you want to offer, we'll provide with all the needed product details in order for you to set up and configure an online investment process for the asset.
In a next step, we will provide you with credentials for Cashlink's Partner APIs. The credentials are different for each asset. They include the following:
- API environment (URL)
- Campaign ID
- Client ID
- Client secret
After you've received these credentials, you can use them to submit brokered investments for the asset to be inserted into the registry. This includes two main steps:
- Creating an investor representing the customer investing (please note that you need to recreate the investor for each API environment, you have access to). We've created guides for creating natural persons and companies as investors.
- Creating an investment for that investor using the campaign ID of the asset provided to you. There is a guide explaining this step-by-step.
Cashlink as the registry requires that the data of investors is always kept up-to-date. To comply with that, simply use the Partner API's to update the investors. Please note, that you need to send the update to each API environment of the assets and to the API environment of your custody API access.
The Partner API's support the use of webhooks. The assets's API environments will make requests to your server when an event happens. If you're using more than one API environment, you can use the same webhook endpoint and map the status via the investment ID included in the request - investment IDs are unique across API environments. You can find more information on the webhooks here.
Investor's need wallets to receive and hold the issued securities. If you're already using a custody technology or if you simply want investors to use their own self-custody wallets you can simply provide the wallet address during the investor creation via the Partner API.