SEN Data and Automated Attribution

The Silvergate Exchange Network (SEN) allows instant transfers 24/7/365 between participating Silvergate customers. To participate, companies need to onboard to SEN; a customer’s service contact(s) can help facilitate legal agreements and connections. SEN transfers can be initiated via 3 channels: Online banking (aka BeB), API, or through the Silvergate Portal (in Alpha/Beta phase as of May 2020). Each methods translates to unique results on our back end core banking system, so that API consumers can automatically attribute source of funds and analyze transaction history.

Sending Transfers via API

To transfer U.S. dollars via SEN, use the POST account/transfersen endpoint. Use link for Request Body definitions.

Connection to GET History and Attributing SEN Transaction Details

The keys to identifying SEN transfers via GET history are:

  • Tran Codes (TRANCD) illustrated in the following tables, specific to originating channel. For complete list of tran codes, see this post.
  • Description Lines which serve the purpose of adding critical metadata.
    • Note each record has a SEN metadata sub object labeled "SenTransferResponse", where standard descriptive data is pre-parsed. It is available on SEN data for API and Portal transactions but not for Online Banking SEN as this is a legacy method.

The above are further illustrated in the table below. Also reference detailed GET history info here.

Transaction Type TRANCD TRANDESC (aka Description Line 1, is always “stamped” with data as described below) TRANDESCS (aka Description line 2, holds optional memos)
SEN Debit via API 9084
  • Format: SEN to {receiving-account-number}+{granular-timestamp}
  • Example: SEN to 1234567890+1245118573661
  • Note: Timestamp in example indicates 12:45 PM Pacific Time
Values entered by sender in transferSEN Body “AccountFromDescription2” are mapped to this field
SEN Debit via Portal 9028
  • Format: SEN to {account-number}+{date and timestamp}
  • Example: SEN to 1234567890+20/05/07 14:14:42.98
  • Note: Timestamp is Pacific Time
Values entered by sender in Portal Memo are mapped to this field
SEN Debit via Online Banking 82
  • Format: Ref {refcode} to Dep {account-number} {optional sender memo}
  • Example: Ref 1357924 to Dep 2222222222 MyMemoHere
TRANDESC captures optional sender memo from online banking; and if TRANDESC exceeds 40 characters, remaining characters entered by sender are mapped to the TRANDESCS field
SEN Credit via API 4005
  • Format: SEN from {receiving-account-number}+{granular-timestamp}
  • Example: SEN from 1111111111+1035118573661
  • Note: Timestamp in example indicates 10:35 AM Pacific Time
Values entered by sender in transferSEN Body “AccountToDescription2” are mapped to this field
SEN Credit via Portal 4028
  • Format: SEN from {account-number}+{date and timestamp}
  • Example: SEN from 2222222222+20/05/07 13:42:17.60
Values entered by sender in Portal Memo are mapped to this field
SEN Credit via Online Banking 25
  • Format: Ref {refcode} to Dep {account-number} {optional sender memo}
  • Example: Ref 1357924 from Dep 1111111111 MyMemoHere
TRANDESC captures optional sender memo from online banking; and if TRANDESC exceeds 40 characters, remaining characters entered by sender are mapped to the TRANDESCS field

POST transferSEN Body Example

{ "Amount": 1, "AccountNumberFrom": "1111111111", "AccountNumberTo": "2222222222", "AccountFromDescription2": "ID 6MacE3E16XVe18j", "AccountToDescription2": "ID 6MacE3E16XVe18j" }

Response from GET account/history endpoint as the Initiator of the API SEN transfer [1]

{ "TRANSACTION": [ { "TRANDATE": "2020-04-01", "TRANCD": "9084", "TRANAMT": 1.00, "TRANDESC": "SEN to 1111111111+1245118573661", "TRANDESCS": "ID 6MacE3E16XVe18j", "DRCRFLAG": "D", "SenTransferResponse": { "CounterPartyAccountNumber": "1111111111", "Timestamp": "1245118573661", "SenderMemo": "ID 6MacE3E16XVe18j", "CounterPartyLegalName": null } } ] }

Response from GET account/history endpoint as the Receiver of the API SEN transfer [2]

{ "TRANSACTION": [ { "TRANDATE": "2020-04-01", "TRANCD": "4005", "TRANAMT": 1.00, "TRANDESC": "SEN from 1111111111+1245118573661", "TRANDESCS": "ID 6MacE3E16XVe18j", "DRCRFLAG": "C", "SenTransferResponse": { "CounterPartyAccountNumber": "1111111111", "Timestamp": "1245118573661", "SenderMemo": "ID 6MacE3E16XVe18j", "CounterPartyLegalName": null } } ] }

  1. Irrelevant fields have been omitted from this sample response ↩︎

  2. Irrelevant fields have been omitted from this sample response ↩︎