“Until now, no appropriate technical solution for long­term digital archiving, open access and open evaluation of scholarly content could emerge outside of a niche. This paper presents and describes the concept of a decentralized online platform called PEvO . Pevo gives the possibility for an interactive, 1 free and unrestricted archive of human knowledge which is accessible worldwide and digitally preserved. The novelties of this approach are based on the use of blockchain technology, namely the Steem blockchain.”