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.

How to start

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 concrete list of the assets currently available. Then you simply select the assets that you want to offer to your investors.
Please note, that you need a German license to broker securities and a running investment platform in order to become a Trusted Distribution Partner.
You'll also need to provide wallet services for the distributed ledger network the assets are issued on. If that's not one your capabilities at the moment, Cashlink provides an easy and API-based solution for that.
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

Access to the assets' API environments

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

Creating investors and investments

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 to 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.

Using the Custody API

If you've access to wallets of the investors you can simply provide the wallet address via the API. If managing wallets is not within your current capabilities, Cashlink will provide you with your own API environment, that you can use to create wallets. Please note, that in this case you need to create a new investor on the asset's API environment and add the wallet address from your own API environment.

Keep investor data up-to-date

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.

Using webhooks

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.