If you would like to speed up a transaction, for example you have a breaking story you want to publish to the Civil network faster, you can set a higher gas price when you confirm the transaction in MetaMask. Current gas rates are visible at Eth Gas Station in the Recommended Gas Prices section. They are estimated by three speeds — Safe Low, Standard, and Fast. Once you see the recommended gas price (in gwei), you can edit and enter that number in the MetaMask transaction under the Gas Fee. With a higher gas price, you'll be paying more in Ether (ETH) to complete the transaction.