Bitpay payment with test coins using Copay takes too long to confirm the transaction

I have been using this Copay Chrome Extension for a couple of months to test functionalities on my site using test coins. It worked perfectly. Now, I am having issues, the confirmations take too long. Bitpay form pops up in my app and waits 15 minutes for confirmation of the payment. The confirmation did not happen in the 15 minutes time frame. After an hour I checked my email and got a confirmation that the payment was successful (40 minutes after the moment it was issued). I am wondering if maybe I hit some limits on the test network or there is some other issue? The transaction is 0.003974 BTC (5 USD), so I suspect maybe the transaction is queued (because it’s fee is too low). Is there any way to find what exactly is the issue and is there any workaround which could help me to test the payment?

Thank you in advance!

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Copay wallet problem: “Could not update Wallet: Network connection error”

Apparently BitPay’s servers must be down because I can browse the internet but my copay wallet is stuck in this error:

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Is there any way to know if it’s really an issue on their end and if they’re looking at it? Do they have a status twitter page or something?

(This kind of things are really unfortunate, which can hinder adoption. I guess my only way to avoid it would be to run my own bitcore node, right?)

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How to Install Copay desktop wallet in Ubuntu?

Could someone publish a step by step instructions to install, in a simple way, the Bitcoin desktop wallet Copay?

I have read the “instructions” published in their Github account and believe me, it’s not user friendly:

Desktop versions (Windows, OS X, Linux)

Copay uses NW.js (also know as node-webkit) for its desktop version. NW.js is an app runtime based on Chromium and node.js.

-Install NW.js on your system from
-Run grunt desktop

Thank you.

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