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Why does Ethereum project use custom denominations (e.g. "wei") instead of SI prefix standard (e.g. "microETH", "nanoETH")

What was the reasoning behind reinventing denominations instead of using the standard metric prefixes for ETH? 10^(-18) ETH = 1 aETH ("attoETH", not "wei") 10^(-9) ETH = 1 nETH (&...
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transaction parameter value with Wei is different from Metamask

For example, I set a tParam as value: web3.utils.toWei('0.01','ether'), ... const txHash = await window.ethereum.request({ method: "eth_sendTransaction", params: [tParam], })...