I'm working on a project involving mining Bitcoins for charity. I'm writing my own miner, and though I may eventually set up my own pool for this purpose, for now I'm planning on using existing pools.
My question is: how can I set up the miner so that people can use it to mine toward my organization's Bitcoin address (if having a single address is even the right approach to take), without exposing this address to theft from anyone who reads the credentials from the miner's
getwork requests? My understanding is that the
HTTP Basic Auth used in
getwork requests doesn't pass values in a safe way.
As is probably evident from this question, I'm generally pretty fuzzy on how wallets interact with payouts from mining pools and/or Bitcoins stored in accounts with said pools, so any explanation there would also be greatly appreciated.