Have you missed lichess's Titled Tournaments? They only allow known titled players to participate, and they didn't feature any cheating.Guenther wrote:Well there is not a single serious tournament online with titles and prize money, because it would be a cheat fest. (and was several times already)
I don't know what do you call "serious", but these tournaments have been won by Magnus Carlsen himself (who donated the prize money back to lichess), so at the very least those tournaments have feaured the strongest player in the world (unlike the WCCC), and any other titled player of any strength would have been welcome.
Who knows if it's the future? These has just started, but I could imagine FIDE hosting some WC where all participants do it from their home. Though it would lack Nelson's spectacle. Or maybe the spectacle is there, players are just requested so stream their face via webcam for reactions and drama.
I'm afraid some changes don't happen just because people in charge are old people that want to hang on to old ways no matter what, and that the only way to progress is to replace them with new blood.