I believe most steemians have already noticed, but the SBD (Steem Backed Dollars), which is supposed to maintain parity with US Dollars, has been selling inbetween $1.25 and $2.00 on the markets. Let's not elaborate on why (I frankly have no idea), but SteemWhales relied on this parity to display correct dollar estimates. After people told me about the problem, I changed all the displays on the site to SBDs, but
I added the tickers from the coinmarketcap.com api for STEEM and SBD. Prices refresh every minute. I added this data into the footer of the website and realised it was time to maybe make it more pretty (see at the bottom of any page of SteemWhales).
All the estimated values on the website will now be in USD forever (from SBD before). On the rankings pages, as well as the user pages. Formula is now
ESTIMATED_VALUE = SBD * SBD_PRICE + (STEEM + STEEM_POWER) * STEEM_PRICE
Everyone will probably have a big jump today in their estimated value graphs as the SBD is trading for about $1.75 right now.
That was a quick update. More is coming up later this week-end probably, I got a few ideas recently on how to improve the site. So stay and follow @heimindanger. Or just keep visiting www.steemwhales.com regularly!