I was posting the picture to show you how i want the mag strip reader. How its not sticking out much and still can swipe.
I looked at your models and i am unsure as to how i would load my program and any library i may need to load my custom software.
This program will have nothing to do with any legal tenders and no communication with banks will happen.
Yea i was thinking on the custom approach. My original idea was to slap a pi together with camera, msr, printer, touch screen as a starting point. I would have it set up to boot up straight into the java program in full screen.
But when i see these EFT POS devices...im tempted to switch over. Currently im with pi mainly for the size and cost effectiveness at the moment. But im not 100% with pi. Im learning linux and i havent enjoyed it much, im more of a windows guy. Ive been with android since i started holding cellphones so the appeal is there. But im not sure how i can set it up to only load that one program and only that one.
I havent touched development for this kind of device.
My thoughts were to once i can get the components together and reduce it in size and restructure it the way i like it i was going to print a rough mould. But im not really sure what printer to get for this kind of job? Not looking to break the bank or something.
https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/cr ... 29293.aspx
This above was the printer i was thinking about.
And alas the final point.
I took a while to get back because i wanted to be sure but actually it turns out that if the device doesnt touch legal tender such as USD or CAD then legally speaking they have no authority.
Money laundering doesn't happen if its just cryptos being transferred. The problem is when they try to cash out their coins is where the charges come from.
You cant charge someone with money laundering if they arent laundering YOUR money. And since no one owns cryptos no one can claim absolute authority over it.
Long story short, it aint illegal until you touch their money.
CRA outright lies to the public about it here:
https://www.canada.ca/en/financial-cons ... rency.html
"Digital currencies are considered a commodity and are subject to the barter rules of the Income Tax Act."
The barter rules was repealed in 1982 with the creation of charter for CANADA. a court ruled that CRA has no authority when legal tender is not involved. Other jurisdictions are the same.