JUST MAKING EVERYTHING BETTER IS ANYTHING BUT EASY.
Charles didn’t have much to do with Ethereum. Most people didn’t like working with him and there were too many hot debates and drama. All the scientific papers don’t mean much. Majority of computer science researchers don’t want to get published in the cryptocurrency space for the risk and the fad is over. It’s not as if security researchers would analyze their white paper at conferences and be amazed by it.
There’s no real practical application for Cardano for many years to come and Charles is like the typical start up CEO in tech. Trying to make things too complex and time consuming, then go bankrupt as 90% of startups do.