Magnetic Stripe Card

A magnetic stripe card is a type of card capable of storing data by modifying the magnetism of tiny iron-based magnetic particles on a band of magnetic material on the card. The magnetic stripe, sometimes called swipe card or magstripe, is read by swiping past a magnetic reading head.Magnetic recording on steel tape and wire was invented during World War II for recording audio. In the 1950s, magnetic recording of digital computer data on plastic tape coated with iron oxide was invented. In 1960 IBM used the magnetic tape idea to develop a reliable way of securing magnetic stripes to plastic cards, under a contract with the US government for a security system.
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  • All of Your Cards on One Coin

    …. Coin is the same size as a traditional credit card and allows you to use your smartphone to swipe cards you’d like to store on the device. While it allows you to store an unlimited amount of card accounts, it only allows a total of eight active accounts. Additional features of Coin include: Accepted at any checkout or ATM that takes a magnetic stripe…

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