Revolution Money Inc. did not achieve its goal of having its alternative credit card accepted at 1 million merchants by the end of last year, but a deal announced Monday will go a long way toward helping it reach that plateau.

Under the contract with Chase Paymentech Solutions LLC, the merchant processing arm of JPMorgan Chase & Co. has begun offering its customers the ability to accept the RevolutionCard. Revolution Money, a unit of America Online founder Steve Case's Revolution LLC, said Chase Paymentech's high concentration of online merchants would especially benefit from the card's security features. (Unlike conventional credit cards, the RevolutionCard does not bear the user's name or account number; instead of signatures, transactions are authorized with a PIN.)

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